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    The Greatest Commands
    Traditional

    Alto - 5 times
    Love one another, for love is of God
    He who loves is born of God and knows God.
    He who does not love does not know God,
    For God is love, God is love.

    Bass - 4 times
    Love bears all things,
    Believes all things,
    Love hopes all things,
    Endures all things.

    Tenor - 3 times
    God is love, God is Love, God is love.
    God is love, God is Love, God is love.
    God is love, God is Love, God is love.
    God is love, God is Love, God is love.

    Soprano - 2 times
    Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
    With all thy soul, all thy strength, all thy mind.
    Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
    For God is love, God is love, God is love.

  • #2
    Watch in HD to view with lyrics.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDRLrz_Hf_c

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    • #3
      Love

      Baruch,
      That is a lovely uplifting song. thanks for posting it.

      I have a question for all:

      "Believes all things,"

      I don't have the answer but it obviously doesn't mean "believes lies". What does this verse mean?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by baobab View Post
        Baruch,
        That is a lovely uplifting song. thanks for posting it.

        I have a question for all:

        "Believes all things,"

        I don't have the answer but it obviously doesn't mean "believes lies". What does this verse mean?
        That song is from this passage:

        1 Corinthians 13 Living Bible (TLB)

        13 If I had the gift of being able to speak in other languages without learning them and could speak in every language there is in all of heaven and earth, but didn’t love others, I would only be making noise. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy and knew all about what is going to happen in the future, knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would it do? Even if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, I would still be worth nothing at all without love. 3 If I gave everything I have to poor people, and if I were burned alive for preaching the Gospel but didn’t love others, it would be of no value whatever.

        4 Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, 5 never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. 6 It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. 7 If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.8 All the special gifts and powers from God will someday come to an end, but love goes on forever. Someday prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge—these gifts will disappear. 9 Now we know so little, even with our special gifts, and the preaching of those most gifted is still so poor. 10 But when we have been made perfect and complete, then the need for these inadequate special gifts will come to an end, and they will disappear.

        11 It’s like this: when I was a child I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I became a man my thoughts grew far beyond those of my childhood, and now I have put away the childish things. 12 In the same way, we can see and understand only a little about God now, as if we were peering at his reflection in a poor mirror; but someday we are going to see him in his completeness, face-to-face. Now all that I know is hazy and blurred, but then I will see everything clearly, just as clearly as God sees into my heart right now.

        13 There are three things that remain—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
        I always believe my son unless someone PROVES what he said was wrong.

        If we love someone we believe all things that they say, because we expect the best from them. We expect the best from them because we think very highly of them.

        Lou Newton

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        • #5
          Originally posted by baobab View Post
          Baruch,
          That is a lovely uplifting song. thanks for posting it.

          I have a question for all:

          "Believes all things,"

          I don't have the answer but it obviously doesn't mean "believes lies". What does this verse mean?
          Originally posted by Lou Newton View Post
          That song is from this passage:

          1Co 13:1-13

          I always believe my son unless someone PROVES what he said was wrong.

          If we love someone we believe all things that they say, because we expect the best from them. We expect the best from them because we think very highly of them.

          Lou Newton
          Nicely put, Lou.

          I'd like to add some more spiritual food in answer to Baobab's post.

          (all verses from KJV)

          1Co 13:4 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.

          In the verses leading into verse 7 Paul excludes believing in lies.

          Verse 7 is a very interesting verse.

          The word for "beareth" also means "suffer" and carries a flavor of covering.

          1Co 9:12 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

          The word for "believeth" is the same as that used for "faith" in

          1Co 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

          Towards men, we believe their word; barring contrary evidence or witnesses. Towards God we believe His word.

          The word for "hopeth" is the same used for "trust" in

          1Ti 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

          1Co 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

          In 1Co 13:7 Paul suggests faith and hope are subordinate to charity.

          We are commanded to love in deed towards men, and love God with our entire being: these are the greatest commandments, and the whole of the law. The word for charity is the same used for love. God is love.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Baruch View Post
            ....
            1Co 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

            In 1Co 13:7 Paul suggests faith and hope are subordinate to charity.

            We are commanded to love in deed towards men, and love God with our entire being: these are the greatest commandments, and the whole of the law. The word for charity is the same used for love. God is love.

            John 3:16Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

            16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
            Charity. Like amazing grace, how sweet the sound.

            Thank you for the song, Barry.
            You know not what you do because you know not who He is.
            - Paul Washer
            Satan is the angel of knowledge and he does not waste his time on anything for no reason.
            - Lou Newton

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            • #7
              Oh, thanks. Going to play that several times whil Mrs. Cook is taking her breathing treatment.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Baruch View Post



                Nicely put, Lou.

                I'd like to add some more spiritual food in answer to Baobab's post.

                (all verses from KJV)

                1Co 13:4 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.

                In the verses leading into verse 7 Paul excludes believing in lies.

                Verse 7 is a very interesting verse.

                The word for "beareth" also means "suffer" and carries a flavor of covering.

                1Co 9:12 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

                The word for "believeth" is the same as that used for "faith" in

                1Co 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

                Towards men, we believe their word; barring contrary evidence or witnesses. Towards God we believe His word.

                The word for "hopeth" is the same used for "trust" in

                1Ti 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

                1Co 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

                In 1Co 13:7 Paul suggests faith and hope are subordinate to charity.

                We are commanded to love in deed towards men, and love God with our entire being: these are the greatest commandments, and the whole of the law. The word for charity is the same used for love. God is love.
                Baruch,
                excellent explantion

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