Love Ever Gives & The Churches
by John Oxenham
Love Ever Gives
Love ever gives, --
Forgives -- outlives, --
And ever stands
With open hands.
And, while it lives,
For this is Love's prerogative, --
To give, -- and give, -- and give.
Two, in the darkness, sought the Cross,
But in their blindness found it not;
This way and that, in dole and loss,
They sought the Cross but found it not.
"This way!" -- the one insistent cried;
"Nay this!" -- the other quick replied;
And each the other's hope denied.
"I tell you, my way is right!"
"Nay then, you stumbler in the night,
My way lone leads to the light!"
"Perverse! -- Go then your own wrong road!"
"I go! -- for my way leads to God."
This page was created on 22 May 1998
Last updated on 22 May 1998
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