“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
" Love is the greatest thing,
this world has ever known,
It fits us for God's service here,
and leads us nearer home.
“Without love, preaching's vain,
religion just a show,
trees that here only cumber ground,
On which no fruit will grow.
“Tho' we should give our goods,
To feed and clothe the poor,
It could not save us from our sin,
Nor open heavens door.
“And though our bodies burn,
In human sacrifice,
This never could atone for sin,
Jesus must pay the price.
“Love makes us suffer long,
And not to seek our own,
Helps us to act as Christians should,
And imitate God's Son.
“Our faith and hope will end,
When heaven we shall see,
But charity will still live on,
In all eternity!"