Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 1 John
Words: Horatius Bonar, in Supplement of the Baptist Psalms and Hymns, 1880.
Music: Glovernia Alfred H. Brewer, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1916 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Brewer (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Belovèd, let us love: love is of God;
In God alone hath love its true abode.
Belovèd, let us love: for they who love,
They only, are His sons, born from above.
Belovèd, let us love: for love is rest,
And he who loveth not abides unblest.
Belovèd, let us love: for love is light,
And he who loveth not dwelleth in night.
Belovèd, let us love: for only thus
Shall we behold that God who loveth us.