Scripture Verse

God is love. 1 John 4:8


Words: Anne H. Wood­ruff, in Unit­ed Praise, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz & Ira B. Wil­son (New York: Lo­renz & Com­pa­ny, 1908), num­ber 107, alt.

Music: John S. Fea­ris (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

John S. Fearis


God is Love, the Sun, dispelling
Darkness, doubt; how fast they flee!
Beam of glory, terror quelling,
Fall, fall on me.


Fall on me, fall on me,
Beam of glory, fall on me.

God is Love and Law united,
Mercy joined to just degree,
Mercy, tho’ His law I’ve slighted,
Fall, fall on me.


God is Love, to answer anguish,
Ah! His face I fain would see;
Eye of pity, as I languish,
Fall, fall on me.


God is Love and Life unending,
Was, and is, and e’er shall be;
Softly may His peace, descending,
Fall, fall on me.