467 - Life Is Great! So Sing About It

Life is great! so sing about it,
As we can and as we should–
Shops and buses, towns and people,
Village, farmland, field and wood.
Life is great and life is given;
Life is lovely free and good.

Life is great!– what ever happens,
Snow or sunshine, joy or pain,
Hardship, grief or disillusion,
Suffering that I can’t explain–
Life is great if someone loves me,
Holds my hand and calls my name.

Love is great!– the love of lovers,
Whispered words and longing eyes;
Love that gazes at the cradle
Where a child of loving lies;
Love that lasts when youth has faded,
Bends with age, but never dies.

Love is giving and receiving–
Boy and girl, or friend with friend;
Love is bearing and forgiving
All the hurts that hate can send;
Love’s the greatest way of living,
Hoping, trusting to the end.

God is great! In Christ He loved us,
As we should, but never can–
Love that suffered, hope and trusted
When disciples turned and ran,
Love that broke through death for ever.
Praise that loving, living Man!