Scripture Verse

God is love. 1 John 4:8


Words: Eli­za­beth Be­ni­ans (1852–1928).

Music: Pen­arth Sam­uel F. Deyes, in the Me­thod­ist Hymn and Tune Book (To­ron­to, Ca­na­da: Me­thod­ist Book & Pub­lish­ing House, 1917), num­ber 602 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


God is kind; He made the flow­ers:
God is love, God is love;
Sends the sun­shine, sends the show­ers
From above, from above.


God loves all things, He loves me;
Little ones His face shall see.

God is good; He watch­es me
Night and day, night and day;
Keeps me safe, and guards my steps
All the way, all the way.


God is great; His eye can see
Everywhere, ev­ery­where;
Dark can nev­er hide from Him;
He is there, He is there.


God is love, He gave His Son
Once to die, once to die;
So that we might live in Heav­en
By and by, by and by.