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

Catholic Book of Worship III #560

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #3

Rejoice in the Lord #34

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Moravian Book of Worship #463

The Worshiping Church #70


The New English Hymnal #364


Ancient and Modern #644

Church Family Worship #386

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #123

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Common Praise #442

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #217

Complete Mission Praise #187

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #365

Hymns Old and New #170

Singing the Faith #103

Hymnal 1982 #379


Together in Song #153

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