Scripture Verse

God is love. 1 John 4:8


Words: Lau­ra San­ford, in Aug­sburg Songs No. 2 (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Lu­ther­an Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1893), num­ber 30.

Music: Bag­no­let John H. Kis­sing­er, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

John H. Kissinger


How kind is my heavenly Father!
He touches my heart every day
With sweetness of love He has for me,
A love I can never repay.

A stream of the heavenly water
Goes singing along by my door;
I fill there my cup every morning—
At evening I linger for more.

I never shall weary of living
While that stream runs close to my door,
And sings of the far away fountains
Of love that my Lord has in store.