I had thought about posting this one last week, it’s a song I’ve heard at weddings, but it was part of our remembrance day service last week. But if you read the words to this hymn, it’s talking about God’s love for his people, and our love returned to him. It speaks also to the love between two people who will be joined together in marriage. Love from God, holding them together, as they love each other and love God back. It’s a popular wedding hymn.
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.
Of tender charity and steadfast faith,
Of patient hope and quiet, brave endurance,
With childlike trust that fears nor pain nor death.
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.
Through Jesus Christ, Thy coeternal Word,
Who, with the Holy Ghost, by all things living
Now and to endless ages art adored.