A hymn based on
1 Corinthians 13,
the love chapter,
set to a classical melody.
Love, love fills life with music.
Live in love, and its fruits will grow.
Love gives the heart its endless wealth;
From heaven it flows.
Love frees us from the burdens
Selfish hearts always bear.
Love turns from wrong
And suffers long
With joy it’s glad to share.
Love, faithful and unfailing,
Bears so much, yet its strength endures.
Love, pressured through the night, will grow
More patient and pure.
See, time is slowly stealing
All the treasures we hold,
But loss is gain,
For love remains
Our God’s eternal gold.
by Ken Bible,
© 2009 by LNWhymns.com.
A reflection on Revelation 2:1-4,
Christ’s letter to the church in Ephesus,
based on 1 Corinthians 12:31 – 13:3; 14:1
God is love, and
the surest mark of His children is love:
Without love, the greatest spiritual gifts are meaningless.
Without love, wisdom and knowledge are worthless.
Without love, all our efforts, all our accomplishments are empty noise.
Love is the most excellent way to live.
As we grasp for all the best of life,
we too often ignore its most precious possibility: a
transforming relationship with the Living God.
As we humbly receive His love,
we love Him in return.
As we love Him,
we grow in our love for His children.
In the beautiful, perfect Kingdom of our Father,
love is the coin of the realm,
Love will never lose its value.
Listen and sing:
Hymn: Ever Full and Overflowing
Printed Music & Lyrics