The Lord Is Loving

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A hymn on the love of God from the series of hymns titled "The Lord Is"


The Lord is loving, treasuring Himself above creation,
And shares this love from ages past with men from ev’ry nation.
He knows our thoughts and ways,
Has numbered all our days,
And longs for men to know
The pleasures He bestows.
His love is rich and constant.

The Lord has shown His saving love to people of His choosing
Though He knew they would hate His Son, His gift of love refusing.
To Him the Father gave
A people He would save,
That they might find in Christ
Ineffable delights
And ever praise and love Him.

The Lord will never separate us from His love in Jesus.
To honor Him in word and deed His lovingkindness frees us.
So let us love the saints
And foes without restraint
And cherish Christ our King
As of His love we sing.
Come worship and adore Him!

By Eric Schumacher & David L. Ward
© 2010

Scripture References

Reference format: A.B.C where A = Hymn number, B = Stanza number, C = Line number
14.1.1a Exodus 34:6 "The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness" 1 John 4:16 "God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."
14.1.1b Isaiah 42:1 "Behold my servant [Jesus], whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights" John 17:24 "[Father, ] you loved me before the foundation of the world"
14.1.2 John 17:26 "I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them." John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
14.1.3 Psalm 139:1-3 "O LORD, you have searched me and known me! ... You discern my thoughts from afar. You ... are acquainted with all my ways."
14.1.4 Psalm 139:16 "In your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them."
14.1.5-6 1 Timothy 2:2 "[God] desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." Ezekiel 33:11 "I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live"
14.1.7 Psalm 118:1 "Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!" Ephesians 2:4 "But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us..."
14.2.1 1 Thessalonians 1:4 "For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you..." Deuteronomy 7:7 "It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the LORD set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples..."
14.2.2 Acts 2:36,38,41 "Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified. ... Peter said to them, 'Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins' ... So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls."
14.2.3-4 John 6:37 "All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out."
14.2.5-6 1 Peter 1:8 "Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory"
14.2.7 Revelation 5:13 "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!"
14.3.1 Romans 8:38-39 "I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
14.3.2 Mark 12:30 "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." Ezekiel 36:27 "I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules."
14.3.3-4 Luke 6:27 "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you" Romans 12:10 "Love one another with brotherly affection."
14.3.7 Psalm 95:6 "Oh come, let us worship and bow down;let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!"


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