[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays:]
Our insight into love divine
incites to copy love sublime –
incentive to be selfless, kind:
his Spirit touching will and mind.
Repelled by evil, shrink away
from malice, into greed don’t stray.
Attracted to the pure and good –
cling to such things, as Jesus would.
So serve with fervour and with zeal,
renewed, refreshed when sloth you feel.
Be patient, joyful, hope-ful, share,
and faithful in your work and prayer.
Tune: LM eg ‘Church Triumphant’ by James Elliott, tune of ‘I know that my Redeemer lives’
Romans 12:9-13 and '… that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endureance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.' Colossians 1:10-12