in so many ways as this,
my lover, my child, my sovereign lord,
my heart and soul are yours...
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use...
a heart as sound and free
as in the whole world thou canst find
that heart I'll give to thee...
because as He is, so are we in this world.
there is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear...
We love Him because He first loved us...
for I am persuaded that neither death nor life,
nor angels nor principalities nor powers,
nor things present nor things to come,
not height nor depth, nor any other created thing,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God
which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord...
elizabeth barrett browning/-robert herrick/1 john 4:17-19/romans 8:38-39