God Is Love

Representative Text

1 God is love! for us he careth,
While upon the earth we move;
Every work of his declareth
The Almighty God is love.

Mighty love, Matchless love,
Infinite and unchanging love,
Tender love, Saving love,
God is eternal love.

2 God is love! and pardon dwelleth
Where a soul his grace doth prove;
Everywhere his goodness telleth
God is mercy, God is love. [Chorus]

3 God is love! and as forever,
Years roll by and ages move;
Only he, he changes never,
The unchanging God is love. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #3

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God is love, for us He careth
Title: God Is Love
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Mighty love, matchless love
Copyright: Public Domain



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