In the beginning, as life became form, The oceans heaved, the mountains were cleaved, The firmament stormed. At the center of being, immensely small Was the master of now, don't ask me how The Love of it all
And the seasons were many. Creation was new. And there on a tree (deceptively free) A forbidden fruit Upon leaving the garden, after the fall, One thing was clear; we chose not to hear The Love of it all
But for the Love of it all I would go anywhere. To the ends of the earth, What is it worth if Love would be there? Walking the thin line between fear and the call One learns to bend and finally depend On the Love of it all
"Irresistible targets" I heard someone say. They were speaking of angels Who are so courageous day after day Gunned down on a highway (as we often recall) I hear a scream; I have a dream The Love of it all
Still the world is in labor, She groans in travail. She cries with the eagle, the dolphin, She sighs in the song of the whale. While the heart of her people Prays at the wall. A spirit inside is preparing a bride For the Love of it all
For the Love of it all, Like the stars and the sun, We are hearts on the rise, Separate eyes with the vision of one. No valley too deep, no mountain too tall, We can turn back the night with merely the light From the Love of it all.
And so we are marching to 'to give peace a chance' Brother and sister as one in this mystery dance. Long ago on a hilltop where now the curious crawl A man on a cross paid the ultimate cost For the Love of it all
For the Love of it all We are gathered by grace We have followed our hearts To take up our parts In this time and place. Hands for the harvest, Hear the centuries call: It is still not too late to come celebrate The Love of it all