Have This Love


Have_This_Love_thumb-231x300Yesterday, Rev. Wells’ sermon was The Love Laboratory. In keeping with that theme, the choir did an anthem of mine. The words are below.


scriptural reference 1 Peter 2-3
scriptural paraphrase by Hilton Kean Jones

Have a tender heart, a humble mind,
sympathy, unity of spirit.
Have this live: love for one another.
Have this love. Have this love.

Do not fear what others fear.
In your heart, rest within God’s love.
Once you were without a home.
Now you live, live within God’s love.

Have a tender heart…

Come to Christ, the living stone,
such a jewel, precious to our hearts.
Rid yourselves, of all malice,
and all guile, envy and all slander.

Have a tender heart…

God called you out of darkness
into the light of living love.
Though if you suffer wrong
for doing what is right,
you are loved, you are loved.

Have a tender heart…

scriptural paraphrase © Copyright by Hilton Kean Jones

Author: Hilton Kean Jones

Composer and performer, retired college music professor, lyricist.

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