Author: June Boyce-Tillman (b. 1943) Meter: 10.10.10.10 Appears in 2 hymnals Scripture: Romans 5:5 Lyrics: 1 We sing a love that sets all people free,
that blows like wind, that burns like scorching flame,
enfolds the earth, springs up like water clear:
come, living love, live in our hearts today.
2 We sing a love that seeks another's good,
that longs to serve and not to count the cost,
a love that, yielding, finds itself made new:
come, caring love, live in our hearts today.
3 We sing a love, unflinching, unafraid
to be itself, despite another's wrath,
a love that stands alone and undismayed:
come, strengthening love, live in our hearts today.
4 We sing a love, that, wandering, will not rest
until it finds its way, its home, its source,
through joy and sadness pressing on refreshed:
come, pilgrim love, live in our hearts today.
5 We sing a burning, fiery, Holy Ghost
that seeks out shades of ancient bitterness,
transfiguring these, as Christ in every heart:
come joyful love, live in our hearts today. Topics: The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit in the Church - Enlivening and Renewing the Church; God Love of; Love for others; Reconciliation; Service Used With Tune: WOODLANDS
We sing a love that sets all people free