God is love.@1 John 4:16
George Burder (1752-1832)

George Burder, Collection of Hymns from Various Authors, 1784.

Downs, Lowell Mason, 1832 ( pdf nwc).

Lowell Mason (1792-1872)

Come, ye that know and fear the Lord,
And raise your thoughts above:
Let every heart and voice accord,
To sing that God is love.

This precious truth His Word declares,
And all His mercies prove;
Jesus, the gift of gifts, appears,
To show that God is love.

Behold His patience, bearing long
With those who from Him rove;
’Till mighty grace their heart subdues,
To teach them—God is love.

Oh, may we all, while here below,
This best of blessings prove;
Till warmer hearts, in brighter worlds,
Proclaim that God is love.