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A Scrapbook of Newspaper Articles Compiled by George Burgess (1829-1905)

Victorian Poetry

God is Love

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Transcript from original newspaper article: -

“GOD IS LOVE.”

O for a seraph’s tongue to tell
God’s wondrous love,
Theme for an angel’s heart to swell
In realms above;
Mortal, ‘tis holy ground, adore
With sacred fear,
Nearer the throne thou canst not soar,
Thy God is here.

Yes, God is love; then seest thou
Jehovah’s heart;
Yes, God is love, how much to know,
While yet “in part;”
Look through the range of nature’s page
Love gilds each line –
Shines through the gloom of darkest age
This ray divine.

Love made the world, beauteous and good,
In space a flower,
On earth a heaven, had man withstood
Satan’s fell power;
Love saw the world fallen and lost,
On ruin’s brink;
Love saved the world; O! what a cost,
One did not shrink.

Love brought the Lord from His high throne
Mighty to save;
Nought but His blood could guilt stone,
And that He gave,
Love brought the lost one to the fold,
Sweet peace to know.
Led by the Spirit, snatched by the Lord
From endless woe.

Yes, God is love, let every tongue
Sound His loud praise,
Echo above no other song
Through endless days.

Rev. A.

God is Love