Scripture Verse

God is love. 1 John 4:16


Words: Chris­ti­na Ros­set­ti, Time Flies: A Read­ing Dia­ry 1885.

Music: Gar­tan Ir­ish tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Christina Rossetti (1830–1894)


Love came down at Christ­mas,
Love all love­ly, love di­vine;
Love was born at Christ­mas,
Star and an­gels gave the sign.

Worship we the God­head,
Love in­car­nate, love di­vine;
Worship we our Je­sus:
But where­with for sacr­ed sign?

Love shall be our to­ken,
Love shall be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and to all men,
Love the universal sign.