A Hymn of God's Generous Love

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No song can sing or thought embrace
God’s endless, selfless life;
Yet love floods in with Jesus’ grace
And shares our fears and strife.
O lavish love poured ever free
To heal and save humanity!

All that I am I give to you,
Says God in scripture’s page;
All that I have I share with you –
In this and every age.

There is no start or end to Him
Who shapes all nature’s law;
God’s love o’erflows creation’s brim
And breaks down death’s dread door.

In Christ, God saves the weak and lost –
He shares our pain and fear:
His heart of love bears every cost
Of bringing heaven here.

The generous love that Jesus lives
Exceeds our partial ways:
Forgiveness, grace, he always gives
To those who give him praise.

No door is shut to those who seek
The help of God on high;
No creed or might defeats the meek –
He hears their every cry.

And so the Church must act to be
A faithful loving sign
As God incarnate’s family
Ablaze with fire divine!

© Neil Thompson 2010