467 ~ Life Is Great! So Sing About It
Life is great! So sing about it,
As we can and as we should-
Shop 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, hoped and trusted
When disciples turned and ran,
Love that broke through death forever.
Praise that loving, living Man!