Scripture Verse

If you keep My commands, you will remain in My love. John 15:10

Introduction

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Jens N. L. Schjørring
1825–1900
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Words: Jens N. L. Schjør­ring (1825–1900) (Kjær­ligh­ed fra Gud). Trans­lat­ed from Dan­ish to Eng­lish by Jens C. Aa­berg in the Hym­nal for Church and Home (Blair, Ne­bras­ka: Da­nish Lu­the­ran Pub­lish­ing House, 1927), num­ber 251.

Music: Lil­ly Dale (no re­frain) Hen­ry S. Thomp­son, 1852 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Thomp­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Love from God, our Lord,
Has for­ev­er poured
Like a foun­tain pure and clear.
In its qui­et source,
In its si­lent course,
Doth the pre­cious pearl ap­pear.

Love from God, our Lord,
Comes with sweet ac­cord
Like a pure and love­ly bride.
Dwell with­in my heart,
Peace from God im­part,
Heaven doth with Thee abide.

Love from God, our Lord,
Has to men re­stored
Life and spir­it from above.
Who in love re­mains,
Peace from God ob­tains;
God Him­self is ev­er love.