One there is above all others


One is kind above all others,
O how he loves!
His is love beyond a brother's;
O how he loves!
Earthly friends may fall and leave thee,
one day kind, the next day grieve thee;
but this Friend will ne'er deceive thee;
O how he loves!

'Tis eternal life to know him?
O how he loves!
Think, O think how much we owe him;
O how he loves!
With his precious blood he bought us,
in wilderness he sought us,
to his fold he safely brought us,
O how he loves!

We have found a friend in Jesus,
O how he loves!
'Tis his great delight to bless us,
O how he loves!
How our hearts delight to hear him
bid us dwell in safety near him;
why should we distrust or fear him?
O how he loves!

Through his Name we are forgiven,
O how he loves!
Backward shall thy foes be driven;
O how he loves!
Best of blessings he'll provide us,
nought but good shall e'er betide us,
safe to glory he will guide us,
O how he loves!


Words: Marianne Nunn, 1817

Music: Ar hyd y nos, Caritas

Meter: 84 84 888 4

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.