Mary Shackleton (Or Shekleton) (1827-1883)

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Hymn #Appendix 72.
This dear child of God was an invalid, but lived a prayerful life. She died in Dublin, Ireland and a memorial written of her is entitled “Chosen, Chastened, Crowned.”
The hymn betokens a heart filled with the enjoyment of Christ. “The love of Christ constraineth us.” What better portion can be found for the believer? “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge” (Eph. 3:1919And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. (Ephesians 3:19)).
“It passeth knowledge, that dear love of Thine,
My Jesus! Savior! yet this soul of mine
Would of Thy love, in all its breadth and length,
Its height and depth and everlasting strength
Know more and more.
And Jesus, when Thee face to face I see,
When on Thy lofty throne I sit with Thee,
Then of Thy love in all its breadth and length,
Its height and depth, its everlasting strength,
My soul shall sing!”