I woke up this morning with the words of refrain to an old hymn I hadn’t heard nor sang in more than 30 years. It is a great old Hymn that has memories of my childhood in and old country church in Kansas. I can hear Mutt Garrett leading the song now. I have often thought the melody reminds me more of a skating rink song than a church hymn. From the pew and as young lad, I would often whisper the words as I heard the pianist begin to play, “All skate!”
It is not found in many newer hymnals, but it has a message which we all need to hear in these trying days.
“Love is the theme.
Love is supreme.
Sweeter it grows,
Bright as the sun,
Ever it glows!
Love is the theme,
What a difference it would make in all our individual lives, if love were our theme; a love which demonstrates joy, peace, acceptance, grace, forgiveness; and all fruit of the Spirit. What a difference it would make if love were undeniably the theme of our churches. It would grow. It would become sweeter. It would glow. It would bequeath His Glory.