Love Is Enduring

Love is enduring, bearing all things

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2015)
Tune: LOVE IS
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Love is enduring, bearing all things,
suffering the sorrow loving may bring.
Love is forgiving, welcoming home
sinner and stranger, lost and alone.

2 Love is unselfish, patient and kind,
gentle in spirit, steadfast in mind,
willing to give one’s life for a friend.
Love is eternal, love has no end.

3 Love is incarnate, love is divine,
more than a token, more than a sign.
Love is a presence, casting out fear,
warming our hearts, and drawing us near.

(alternate stanza for Communion)
Love is incarnate, love is divine,
broken in bread and poured out in wine,
Come, all believers, come and draw near!
Love resurrected waits for you here.



Source: Faith That Lets Us Sing: fifty new hymns and short worship songs #58

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Love is enduring, bearing all things
Title: Love Is Enduring
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2015)
Meter: 9.9.9.9
Language: English
Copyright: © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

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