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715. God Is Love

1 God is Love, let heav'n adore him;
God is Love, let earth rejoice;
Let creation sing before him
And exalt him with one voice.
God who laid the earth's foundation,
God who spread the heav'ns above,
God who breathes through all creation:
God is Love, eternal Love.

2 God is Love; and love enfolds us,
All the world in one embrace:
With unfailing grasp God hold us,
Ev'ry child of ev'ry race.
And when human hearts are breaking
Under sorrow's iron rod,
Then we find that selfsame aching
Deep within the heart of God.

3 God is Love; and though with blindness
Sin afflicts all human life,
God's eternal loving kindness
Guides us through our earthly strife.
Sin and death and hell shall never
O'er us final triumph gain;
God is Love, so Love for ever
O'er the universe must reign.

Text Information
First Line: 1 Not for tongues of heaven's angels, not for wisdom to discern, not for faith that masters mountains, for this better gift we yearn: Refrain: May love be ours, may love be ours, O Lord. 2 Love is humble, love is gentle, love is tender, true and kind; l
Title: God Is Love
Author: Timothy Rees, 1874-1939 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Creation; Discipleship; Love of God for Us (9 more...)
Source: Sermons and Hymns
Copyright: © 1946, Mowbray & Co., London (an imprint of Cassell, PLC). Reproduced by permission of Continuum International Publishing Grourp, a Bloomsbury Company
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ABBOT'S LEIGH
Composer: Cyril Vincent Taylor, 1907-1991
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1942, renewed 1970, Hope Publishing Co.



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