God is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him

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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.
He who laid the earth's foundation,
he who spread the heav'ns above,
he who breathes through all creation,
he is Love, eternal Love.

2 God is Love: and he enfoldeth
all the world in one embrace;
with unfailing grasp he holdeth
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 the souls of all,
God's eternal loving-kindness
holds and guides us when we fall.
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.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #644

Author: Timothy Rees

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Cyril V. Taylor (PHH 286) composed ABBOT'S LEIGH in May of 1941 when he was working for the Religious Broadcasting Department of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The BBC had received complaints about the use of AUSTRIA (tune for the Austrian national hymn) during this time of war, a tune…

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Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #644

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #243

Catholic Book of Worship III #560

Church Family Worship #386

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #3

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #123

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Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #442

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #217

Complete Mission Praise #187

Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #379

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #365

Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #170

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Moravian Book of Worship #463

Rejoice in the Lord #34

Singing the Faith #103


The New English Hymnal #364

The Worshiping Church #70


Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #153

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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