29th July God’s Love for All – StF 103
God is Love: let heaven adore him; God is Love: let earth rejoice;
let creation sing before him, and exalt him with one voice.
He who laid the earth’s foundation, he who spread the heavens above,
He who breathes through all creation, he is Love, eternal Love.
God is Love: and he, enfolding all the world in one embrace,
with unfailing grasp is holding every child of every race.
And when human hearts are breaking under sorrow’s iron rod,
then they find that self-same aching deep within the heart of God.
God is Love: and though with blindness sin afflicts each human soul,
God’s eternal loving-kindness holds and guides and keeps them whole.
Sin and death and hell shall never o’er us final triumph gain;
God is Love, so Love for ever o’er the universe must reign.
This hymn speaks of God’s Love for us all, that we should sing and exalt him and our creator will show his Love to all the world. When our hearts are broken, he will feel this in his heart and even though we sin God’s Love will guide and hold each one of us with His Love reigning over the whole universe.
Loving Father, we thank you that your Love is for all the human race. Help each one of us to acknowledge this in our daily lives that we may show your Love in our words and deeds. We thank you that even when we fail, you are always ready to forgive and guide us. Help each one of us to live courageously, faithfully, prayerfully and thankfully today and every day. Amen
Nina Rawlins (Finance Officer)