153. God is love, let heav'n adore him

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,
he who spread the heavens above,
and who breathes through all creation
God is love, eternal Love.

2 God is love, and gently enfolding
all the world in one embrace,
with unfailing grasp is holding
every child of every race.
And when human hearts are breaking
under sorrow's iron rod,
then they find that selfsame aching
deep within the heart of God.

3 God is love, and, though with blindness
sin afflicts our human hearts,
God's eternal lovingkindness
holding, guiding, grace imparts.
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: God is love, let heav'n adore him
Author: Timothy Rees, 1874-1939
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 87.87 D
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Comfort; Compassion; Consummation in Christ (8 more...)
Language: English
Notes: Now Public Domain
Copyright: Words by permission of Community of the Resurrection, UK
Tune Information
Name: ABBOT'S LEIGH
Composer: Cyril Vincent Taylor, 1907-91
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: C Major
Copyright: Music by permission of Oxford University press
Notes: A higher setting will be found at No. 446



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