Scripture Verse

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.@1 John 4:8
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 5, ed­it­ed by Ira San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1887), num­ber 12. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Ju­lia Ster­ling, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms. Some give the au­thor as Ri­an A. Dykes, San­key’s pseu­do­nym.

Music: Shep­pard Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Lyrics

God is love! His Word proclaims it,
Day by day the truth we prove;
Heav’n and earth with joy are telling,
Ever telling, God is love!

Refrain

Hallelujah! tell the story,
Sung by angel choirs above;
Sounding forth the mighty chorus—
God is light, and God is love!

God is love! Oh, tell it gladly,
How the Savior from above
Came to seek and save the lost ones,
Showing thus the Father’s love.

Refrain

God is love! Oh, boundless mercy—
May we all it fullness prove;
Telling those who sit in darkness,
God is light, and God is love!

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