586. Let love be found among us

Author: Martin E Leckebusch

Let love be found among us,
a love from God alone,
the hallmark of the children
whom God delights to own.
We claim that God has called us-
no idle boast or fraud
if love directs our actions
and proves we know the Lord!

2. The reason God has loved us
is simply sovereign choice;
our love is but an echo
to his resounding voice:
for God is love, and showed it
by giving us his Son:
through him our past is pardoned-
a new life has begun.

3. How deeply God has loved us,
accepting us as friends-
so let us show each other
this love which never ends;
for though we cannot find him
with sight or touch or sound,
yet God himself is present
where love is truly found.

Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 13:13, 1 Peter 1:8, 1 John 4:16, John 15:12-15, Deuteronomy 7:7-8, John 13:34-35, 1 John 4:7-12

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