We have so many reasons to be motivated by love instead of allowing hate, anger and selfishness to drive us. In this ancient hymn we see that this subject is one that has been carefully thought through and expressed for the benefit of the church hundreds of years before we were born. Take time this week to find your motivations and see how you might be compelled by the love of Christ in all you do, for His glory (2 Corinthians 5:14-15). – Pastor Travis
Christian Hearts in Love United
Christian hearts, in love united,
seek alone in Jesus rest;
has He not your love excited?
Then let love inspire each breast.
Members on our Head depending
lights reflecting Him, our Sun,
Christians, His commands attending,
we in Him, our Lord, are one.
Come, then, come, O flock of Jesus,
covenant with Him anew;
unto Him who conquered for us,
pledge we love and service true;
and should our love’s union holy
firmly linked no more remain,
wait ye at His footstool lowly,
till He draw it close again.
Grant, Lord, that with Thy direction,
“Love each other,” we comply.
Aiming with unfeigned affection
Thy love to exemplify,
let our mutual love be glowing,
so that all will plainly see
that we, as on one stem growing,
living branches are in Thee.
O that such may be our union
as Thine with the Father is,
and not one of our communion
e’er forsake the path of bliss;
may our light shine forth with brightness,
from Thy light reflected, shine;
thus the world will bear us witness,
that we, Lord, are truly Thine.