happy valentine’s day

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Of All the Spirit’s Gifts to Me

by Fred Pratt Green

1979

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Of all the Spirit’s gifts to me,

I pray that I may never cease

to take and treasure most these three:

love, joy, and peace.

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The Spirit shows me love’s

the root of every gift sent from above,

of every flower, of every fruit,

that God is love.

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The Spirit shows if I possess

a love no evil can destroy;

how ever great is my distress,

then this is joy.

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Though what’s ahead is mystery,

and life itself is ours on lease,

each day the Spirit says to me,

“Go forth in peace!”

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We go in peace, but made aware

that, in a needy world like this,

our clearest purpose is to share

love, joy, and peace.

~

Copyright 1979 Hope Publishing Co.

found in The United Methodist Hymnal

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