God is Love.
Come, ye that know and fear the Lord,
And lift your souls above;
Let every heart and voice accord,
To sing that -- God is love.
2 This precious truth his word declares,
And all his mercies prove;
Jesus, the Gift of gifts, appears,
To show that -- God is love.
3 Behold his patience lengthened out
To those who from him rove,
And calls effectual reach their hearts,
To teach them -- God is love.
4 The work begun is carried on
By power from heaven above;
And every step from first to last,
Declares that -- God is love.
George Burder, 1784.