Earth with her ten thousand flowers,
Air, with all its beams and showers,
Heaven's infinite expanse;
Ocean's resplendant countenance—
All around, and all above,
Hath this record—God is love.
Sounds among the vales and hills,
In the woods and by the rills,
Of the breeze and of the bird,
By the gentle murmur stir'd—
Sacred songs, beneath, above,
Have one Chorus—God is love.
All the hopes that sweetly start,
From the fountain of the heart;
All the bliss that ever comes,
To our earthly—human homes—
All the voices from above,
Sweetly whisper—God is love.
Source: Emma Smith's Hymnal, Collection of Sacred
Hymns (Kirtland, Ohio: W. W. Phelps & co., 1835; reprint, Independence,
Missouri: Herald Heritage 1973), hymn 11.
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