Not for Tongues of Heaven's Angels

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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:
may love be ours, O Lord.

2 Love is humble, love is gentle,
love is tender, true and kind;
love is gracious, ever patient,
generous of heart and mind:
may love be ours, O Lord.

3 Never jealous, never selfish,
love will not rejoice in wrong;
never boastful nor resentful,
love believes and suffers long:
may love be ours, O Lord.

4 In the day this world is fading
faith and hope will play their part;
but when Christ is seen in glory
love shall reign in every heart:
may love be ours, O Lord.

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Author: Timothy Dudley-Smith

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Worship and Rejoice #400
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Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #604Text
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