Above All, Love
Scripture: I Corinthians 13:13
Time Signature: 4/4
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
Verse 1: If I speak with tongues of men and angels, too; If I have the gifts of prophecy and faith; If I give all I possess and give my body as a sacrifice; If I have no love I’m nothing after all.
Verse 2: Love is patient, love is kind and envies not; Never boastful, never rude or filled with pride; Love is never seeking self and is not easily provoked to wrath; Love hates evil but rejoices with the truth.
Verse 3: Love protects, and trusts and always perseveres; Never failing, love will never pass away. In the path of love the Savior walked and humbly gave Himself to die; And the path of love leads straight to Calvary.
Verse 4: Help us, Lord, to love You with our heart and soul; Teach us, Lord, to love our neighbors as ourselves. Make us understand that loving one another is the only way; May our hearts be moved to imitate Your love.