HOW CAN WE NAME A LOVE? (words by Brian Wren)

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verses 4 played on piano by Ron Klusmeier.

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How can we name a love
deeper than heart and mind,
basic to all we know
or think or do
or seek or find?
‘Look at your life, your world:
in each familiar face
where joy is found
love’s echoes sound,
hid in the commonplace.’

If we awoke to life
built on a rock of care
that asked no great reward
but firm, assured,
was simply there,
we can, with parents’ names,
picture and then adore
love’s cosmic mind,
our Father kind,
our Mother strong and sure. .

If in another’s arms
closeness and joy astound
and as we take and give
we die and live,
are lost and found,
or if by others’ trust
shyness and pride unbend
we glimpse God’s ways
and hush to praise
our Lover and our Friend.

When in a job or task
others with us unite,
working at something new
to make or do
with shared delight,
think how our Partner’s aims
cry to be understood:
that small and great,
conceive, create,
and know that life is good.

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