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O Perfect Love

Barnby, Sir Joseph (1838-1896)

A beautiful hymn of love, perfect for a wedding (Intermediate)!    New!

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Includes : One solo score (1 page)

Difficulty level : Grade 4/12

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Program Notes on O Perfect Love by Barnby :

The poem O Perfect Love, All Human Thought Transcending was written by Dorothy Frances Gurney (1858-1932) in 1883.

It is a hymn for Holy Matrimony, written by Gurney for her sister's marriage in 1883.

At that moment, it was intended to be sung to Strength and Stay, in Hymns Ancient & Modern, No. 12.

In 1889, Gurney's hymn O Perfect Love, All Human Thought Transcending was set to an anthem by Sir Joseph Barnby for the marriage of the Duke of Fife with the Princess Louise of Wales, on July 27, 1889.

This score is an arrangement for piano solo of the hymn
O Perfect Love.

It remains in the original key of E flat Major.

It is appropriate for Grade 4 pianists.



Sources :

Sir Joseph Barnby, Miscellaneous Hymn Tunes.




Associated collections :

Hymns & Praise Songs for Piano (Intermediate)    

Sheet music details :

O PERFECT LOVE

(O Perfect Love, All Human Thought Transcending - Hymn for Holy Matrimony)
ComposerBarnby, Sir Joseph (1838-1896) Opus/catalog numberO Perfect Love
MovementsHymn Composition/First publication19th century
InstrumentationPiano StyleHymns & Worship
KeyE flat Major Duration00:58
EditionArranged by M.A. Caux DifficultyGrade 4/12



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O Perfect Love

O perfect Love, all human thought transcending,
Lowly we kneel in prayer before Thy throne;
That theirs may be the love which knows no ending,
Whom Thou forevermore dost join in one.

O perfect Life, be Thou their full assurance,
Of tender charity and steadfast faith,
Of patient hope and quiet, brave endurance,
With childlike trust that fears not pain nor death.

Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow;
Grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife;
And to life’s day the glorious unknown morrow
That dawns upon eternal love and life.


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