3. Long Ago, God Reached in Love

Long ago, God reached in love, sending Noah back a dove,
Promising a world made dry, with a rainbow in the sky.

Refrain:
God, you are faithful,
God, you are faithful,
God, you are faithful:
Your covenant is love!

Abraham and Sarah heard God’s surprising, joyful word:
God would give them land and more: children they had long hoped for.

Refrain

Ten Commandments were the way God called people to obey,
For God wanted us to see: In obeying, we are free.

Refrain

Jeremiah came to know: God would help us change and grow;
So God’s law would fill each heart, giving us a fresh, new start.

Refrain

Jesus came to show the way we can have new life today;
God fulfilled that loving plan, made for us when life began.

Refrain

Text Information
First Line: Long ago, God reached in love
Title: Long Ago, God Reached in Love
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (1999)
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 7.7.7.7 with refrain
Scripture: Genesis 8 - 9; Genesis 12; Exodus 20; Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 3:16-17
Topic: Covenant/Salvation History; Lent and Holy Week
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God, you are faithful
Copyright: Copyright © 1999 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Name: JESUS LOVES ME
Composer: William Batchelder Bradbury (1861)
Meter: 7.7.7.7 with refrain
Key: D Major



Media
More media are available on the tune authority page.