Cherish Poems

 

Love Each Other

He who was love in body He came
Saying, “Love one another.” All
His teaching sums up in love’s name.
Lord Love, upon your name I call;
Your name above all names I applaud,
O Love, the loveliest name of God!

In this one name the music of
Man’s fairest longings is outpoured,
For love is God and God is love;
Love, I will have you for my lord,
Your name above all names abroad,
O Love, the loveliest name of God!

Love is like a friendship caught on fire,
We come to know in our heart him we admire;
A spark often hot and fierce, and as Love grows,
Our hearts mature and Love becomes as coals,
Deep burning and reflecting His great name,
O Love how great are you that has ignited this flame.

O Love I will do your perfect will,
And I will store your name in my heart,
For I will say it over and over till
I fix it in my soul, my inmost part;
Your name above all names I applaud,
O Love, the loveliest name of God!

by
James Dillet Freeman