Love never fails, especially not God’s.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 13:4-13

ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 13:4-13


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:32 and ends at about 1:52

     4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

     8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 409:
Let us Ever Walk with Jesus

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— Organ Audio

1. Let us ever walk with Jesus, 
Follow His example pure, 
Flee the world, which would deceive us 
And to sin our souls allure. 
Ever in His footsteps treading, 
Body here, yet soul above, 
Full of faith and hope and love, 
Let us do the Father’s bidding. 
Faithful Lord, abide with me; 
Savior, lead, I follow Thee. 

2. Let us suffer here with Jesus, 
To His image, e’er conform; 
Heaven’s glory soon will please us, 
Sunshine follow on the storm. 
Though we sow in tears of sorrow, 
We shall reap with heavenly joy; 
And the fears that now annoy 
Shall be laughter on the morrow. 
Christ, I suffer here with Thee; 
There, oh, share Thy joy with me! 

3. Let us also die with Jesus. 
His death from the second death, 
From our soul’s destruction, frees us, 
Quickens us with life’s glad breath. 
Let us mortify, while living, 
Flesh and blood and die to sin; 
And the grave that shuts us in 
Shall but prove the gate to heaven. 
Jesus, here I die to Thee 
There to live eternally. 

4. Let us gladly live with Jesus; 
Since He’s risen from the dead, 
Death and grave must soon release us. 
Jesus, Thou art now our Head, 
We are truly Thine own members; 
Where Thou livest, there live we. 
Take and own us constantly, 
Faithful Friend, as Thy dear brethren. 
Jesus, here I live to Thee, 
Also there eternally.