Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hymn of the Week: Lord, Your Love

Here's my newest hymn: "Lord, Your Love," inspired by several verses from 1 John. It's written to a 7.7.7.7 Double meter, and I've set it to the tune "St. George's Windsor," most commonly associated with the Thanksgiving hymn "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come." Below you'll find the text of the verses, sheet music, and a recorded demo of the hymn.

Lord, Your Love

This is how we know of love,
And the way its joys abound:
Jesus Christ was sent for us,
Reconciling us to God.

          Refrain:
Lord, Your love fills up our lives!
We, with gladdened hearts, outpour
All our worship, and we cry:
"You are love, and we are Yours!" 

This is love, poured out for us:
Not that we, by works or will
Ever could inherit grace;
Simply that He loves us still!

(Refrain)

Rest, my soul, beneath the thought:
Love has ransomed you away
From your failings and your sins
By His sacrificial grace!

(Refrain)

 

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