The Love Song

When I was a child, 

I thought and acted like a child.  

Now I strive to put 

My childish ways behind me.    

Three things remain:  

Faith, hope and love.  

And the greatest of these 

Is love...

Love is patient.

Love is kind.

It does not envy, 

Never boasts or takes pride.

Love never seeks for itself,

But honors all around.

Love never, ever fails.

 

Love resists anger

And naming other’s wrongs.      

It shuns all evil

And rejoices in the truth.    

Love protects, trusts, 

Hopes, and perseveres.  

Love  never, ever fails

 

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If I follow the law, but do not love, I have nothing. 

If I serve the needy, but do not love, I gain nothing. 

If my faith moves mountains, but I do not love, I am nothing.

Do all you do in love. 

Do everything in love.

 

When I was a child, 

I thought and acted like a child.  

Now I strive to put 

My childish ways behind me.    

Three things remain:  

Faith, hope and love.  

And the greatest of these 

Is love, yes love.     

The greatest of these 

Is love…. love…. love!

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— Words and music by Kirby Lee Davis, the lyrics drawing heavily from the New Testament book of 1st Corinthians, with all but one sentence adapted from Chapter 13. Copyright October 2019