How Can We Name a Love?

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Brian Wren
Tune Name: OKOTOKS

Lyrics as Poetry

How can we name a love
that wakens heart and mind,
indwelling all we know
or think or do
or seek or find?
Within our daily world:
in every human face,
love’s echoes sound,
and God is found,
hid in the commonplace.If we awoke to life
upheld by loving care
that asked no great reward
but firm, assured,
was simply there,
we can, with parents’ names,
describe, and thus adore,
love unconfined,
our Father kind,
our Mother strong and sure.When people share a task,
and strength and skills unite
in projects or or new,
to make or do
with shared delight,
our Friend and Partner’s will
is better understood,
that all should share,
create, and care,
and know that life is good.So in a hundred names,
each day we all can meet
a presence, sensed and shown
at work, at home,
or in the street.
Yet names and titles all
shine in a brighter sun:
in Christ alone
is full love grown
and life and hope begun.

Words by
Brian WrenCopyright © 1975, 1995 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA,
Canada, Australia and New Zealand.Copyright © 1975, 1995 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

Comments About Song

from his book “Piece Together Praise” (p 139):


Piece Together Praise
(A Theological Journey)
is co-published by:Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, IL USA
(for USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand)Stainer & Bell, Limited
London, England
(for all other countries)

                                                    Audio Sample

One verse with final ending
played on piano

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • God∶ love of
  • God∶ nature of
  • Life∶ loving life
  • Love∶ God's

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