Love is Beautiful and Life God's Gift
Love is beautiful and life God's gift,
As intertwined as lovers' embrace.
Deprived of love, life is cast adrift
Upon listless seas whose lonely face
Vacant stares, realizing silence
Where music should thrill the air. Never
Either shall love be in any sense
Without her dearest lover, ever.
Were it not for life, love could not be.
Blessed then is life, a place for love
To spring into being like a leaf
Bursting forth from every plain faced bud
In springtime. Life and love are sweetness
From God's hand to our being given
Freely without condition. We guess
Vainly at their worth. We are living
Our gifts with each passionate moment
On this lovely world, given precious
Few of them to live out God's intent
That we share these gifts with all of us.