Scripture Verse

God is love. 1 John 4:16

Introduction

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George Burder
(1752–1832)

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

Music: Downs Lo­well Ma­son, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Lyrics

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.