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.

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.


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


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.


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


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: 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
Composer: William Batchelder Bradbury (1861)
Meter: with refrain
Key: D Major

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