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Beloved, let us love; love is of God

Beloved, let us love; love is of God

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 Beloved, let us love:
for love is of God;
in God alone love has its true abode.

2 Beloved, let us love:
for those who love,
they only, are his children from above.

3 Beloved, let us love:
for love is rest,
and those who do not love cannot be blessed.

4 Beloved, let us love:
for love is light,
and those who do not love still live in night.

5 Beloved, let us love:
for only thus
shall we see God, the Lord who first loved us.


Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #64

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Beloved, let us love; love is of God
Author: Horatius Bonar
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Beloved, let us love , p. 162, i. 84. Through the kindness of the Rev. J. T. Wigner, editor of the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, and the Supplement thereto, 1880 (p. 1280, ii.), we learn that this hymn, with others, was sent him in manuscript and was included in the 1880 Supplement. It is not in Dr. Bonar's Communion Hymns, 1881. Mr. H. N. Bonar, in his Hymns by Horatius Bonar, &c, 1904, says in his Note, "The only piece printed in this selection which has not already appeared in an authorised collection of my father's hymns is 'Beloved, let us love: love is of God,’...but there is no doubt of its authorship, as I possess the original manuscript."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #516
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #64TextPage Scan
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #468Text
The Cyber Hymnal #592TextScoreAudio
Worship (3rd ed.) #601TextFlexscore
Include 13 pre-1979 instances



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