If I sang the songs the angels sing,
If I grasped the depths of everything,
Though the mysteries of this world were mine -
I’m nothing without love.
I could give to every child in need,
I could save the planet from our greed,
I could stand for justice till I bleed -
And never know His love
Love is patient, love is kind,
Not envious or boastful;
Humble, pure and undefiled,
Rejoicing in the truth.
I could give my money to the poor,
I could preach the gospel door to door,
Even save a thousand souls or more -
And still not know His love
Love is trusting, quick to mend,
Protecting and forgiving,
Persevering to the end -
This love will never fail.
When the finest words have passed away,
And the best we have is yesterday,
There is one thing that is here to stay -
His never-failing love,
His never-failing love.