“Love” by Darius M. Ratcliff, May 5, 1944

LOVE 


If you’d have a life of joy,

Have a peace nought can destroy;

Try love.

Love can make the heart to sing,

Love can joy and gladness bring;

Try love.

If the lost to Christ you’d bring,

Those outside you’d see within;

Try love.

Love will draw men to the church,

Love will aid the workers search;

Try love.

If you’d help this evil time,

Help to rid our land of crime;

Try love.

Love can reach the lowest den,

Love can melt the roughest men;

Try love.

If you’d help these wars to cease,

Help to bring the nations peace;

Try love.

Love will touch the Northern Lap,

Love will win the wily Jap;

Try love.

If you’d have a heart of love,

Like your Father’s up above;

Try love.

Christ can make you love the worst,

Those by men and nature curst;

Try love.

Come beloved, let us love, for to love is of God.

Let us love as Christ loved, when on earth once he trod.

We shall never catch sight of the kingdom above,

Unless we like our God, unless we too are love.

Come beloved, let us love, for to love is of God.

Let us love one another as we journey along;

Let our hearts be united in fellowship strong.

If we lay up treasures, just silver and gold,

We shall have not a mite that at last we can hold.

Let us love one another as we journey along.

Let us love the unlovely, the despised, and our foes,

Even though we now walk where hatred rank grows.

If we love only those who are loving to us too,

We are doing only what all the worldly can do.

Let us love the unlovely, the despised, and the foes.

Photo above retrieved from:

http://www.theworkofgodschildren.org/collaboration/index.php?title=File:Love_001.jpg#file

2 thoughts on ““Love” by Darius M. Ratcliff, May 5, 1944

  1. Cheryl Aldridge says:

    Excellent! BJ, love that you are making his work public, he had a great writing ability, can’t wait to read more.
    Cheryl

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