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Love Must Be Sincere And Honest

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1 Love must be sincere and honest;
Hate what’s evil, keep the good.
Be devoted to each other;
Honor them as Jesus would.
Never lack in zeal or fervor;
Serve the Lord with all your heart.

2 Patient, joyful, always faithful,
In affliction, hope and prayer.
Share with those who need assistance,
Always ready your home to share.
Bless all those who persecute you;
Bless and do not curse their names.

3 Joy with those who are rejoicing;
Weep with those who mourn their fate.
Live in peace; be not conceited;
Mingle with those of low estate.
Never pay back wrong with evil,
Do what’s right in all men’s eyes.

4 Live at peace with every person;
Avenge not—God metes out wrath;
Give your enemy food and water:
He may change his wicked path;
Don’t let evil triumph o’er you;
Overcome each wrong with good.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11155

Author: Susan H. Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Love must be sincere and honest
Title: Love Must Be Sincere And Honest
Author: Susan H. Peterson (1998)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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The Cyber Hymnal #11155
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