(Since) The Love of God (Has Shed)

It pays to know what we sing as well as it pays to obey the command to sing.

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(SINCE) “THE LOVE OF GOD” (HAS SHED)

“Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life” (Jude v. 21)

       INTRO.:  A song which encourages us to keep ourselves in God’s love while looking to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life is “The Love of God” beginning “Since the love of God has shed” (#636 in Hymns for Worship Revised, #266 in Sacred Selections for the Church).  The text was written by Laurene Highfield, who, though her name is known, is next to anonymous, at least terrestrially as a songwriter.  One source says that she was born at Quincy, IL, in 1870.  What we do know about her is that she was a playwright, who lived in Adams County, IL, in 1900 and 1910.  Some of the scripts attributed to her include The Usurper…

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