Excerpt of ‘Love Is’ from “Fragrance from the Spring”
‘What is this love that Thou bringest forth
To all nations, south, west, east and north
You first lovedst us, of this I am sure
No gift ever given like this, so pure’
‘Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.’
1 John 4:7-10 KJV