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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book, 1918037
God Is Love; His Mercy BrightensSir John Bowring (1792-1872)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
037aTrustArranged from Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)8.7.8.7.
037bBethlehemLatin Melody, 14th Century8.7.8.7.

1God is love; His mercy brightens
All the path in which we rove;
Bliss He wakes and woe He lightens:
God is wisdom, God is love.
2Chance and change are busy ever;
Man decays and ages move;
But His mercy waneth never:
God is wisdom, God is love.
3E’en the hour that darkest seemeth
Will His changeless goodness prove;
From the mist His brightness streameth:
God is wisdom, God is love.
4He with earthly cares entwineth
Hope and comfort from above;
Everywhere His glory shineth:
God is wisdom, God is love. Amen.
Genesis22:14And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
2 Samuel22:29For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.
Psalm34:8O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Psalm106:1Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalm112:4Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Daniel2:20Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
John5:17But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Romans8:28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Romans11:33O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
1 Timothy4:3-53 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
1 John4:8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1 John4:8,9,168 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 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. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.