#155 We Have Partaken of Thy Love

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1. We have partaken of thy love,
O Lord, this sacred hour;
We have renewed our covenants
And felt thy cleansing pow’r,
And felt thy cleansing pow’r.

2. Let us go forth refreshed, resolved
To serve our fellowmen,
Forgive our neighbors, live thy word,
Until we come again,
Until we come again.

3. Raising to thee in song and word
Our praise, most holy One,
We ask thy benediction, Lord,
Thru thy Beloved Son,
Thru thy Beloved Son.

Text: Mable Jones Gabbott, 1910-2004. (c) 1985 IRI
Music: Robert P. Manookin, 1918-1997. (c) 1985 IRI

-History: (Source: Wikipedia)

Written By: Mable Jones Gabbott

Mabel Jones Gabbott (October 23, 1910 – February 13, 2004) was an American Latter-day Saint hymnwriter, and the author of the words to “Lord, Accept into Thy Kingdom,” “In Humility Our Saviour” and “We Have Partaken of Thy Love,” all now part of the 1985 LDS English hymnbook.

Gabbott also wrote many hymns published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in its Primary Children’s Songbook. These include “Did Jesus Really Live Again”, “Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus”, and “He Sent His Son”. She has also written several works of poetry.

Gabbott was born in Malad, Idaho. She served as a Mormon missionary in the Northwestern States Mission (primarily Washington and Oregon) where she met her husband Don Gabbott. Both he and her mission presidentPreston Nibley, encouraged her to begin writing.

Gabbott worked as a secretary to LeGrand Richards after her return from her mission in 1938. She later worked for The Children’s Friend and The Improvement Era. She was on the General Church Music Committee from 1973 to 1975.

Music By: Robert P. Manookin

Robert P. Manookin (1918–1997) was a Latter-day Saint composer.

Manookin studied under Frank W. AsperAlexander SchreinerB. Cecil Gates and J. Spencer Cornwall.

Manookin holds a masters degree from the University of Illinois and a doctorate from the University of Utah. He first moved to Utah County in 1952.

Several of Manookin’s works appeared in the 1985 English edition of the LDS hymnbook. Among these were “Thy Will, O Lord, Be Done” (words by Frank I. Kooyman) and “See The Mighty Priesthood Gathered” (words by Jean L. Kaberry). He also wrote the misic for Bruce R. McConkie‘s hymn “In an Upper Room” to be made into a hymn as well as Mabel Jones Gabbott‘s “The Risen Jesus in America”.

Manookin was a professor of music composition and theory at Brigham Young University. He also served as a member of the General Church Music Committee of the LDS Church as well as both chorister and pianist at both the ward and stake levels.

In 1980 Manookin served an LDS mission in New Zealand with his wife Helene.