Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Horatius Bonar
1808–1889

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).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Brew­er (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

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.