Author: Timothy Rees, 1874-1939 Hymnal: Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #715 (2012) Meter: 188.8.131.52 D 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 Lyrics: 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. Topics: Creation; Discipleship; Love of God for Us; Mercy; Morning Prayer Hymn; Praise; Providence; Rites of the Church Penance (Reconciliation); Rites of the Church Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: Rite of Entrance into the Order of Catechumens; Service Music for Mass Entrance Song (Gathering of Processional); Sin; The Liturgical Year The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Scripture: Matthew 16:18 Languages: English Tune Title: ABBOT'S LEIGH
God Is Love