Author: Ernst Gottlieb Woltersdorf (1725-1761) Composer: Unknown
1. Enter ye Love’s Kingdom, All God’s own possession, Who in Christ have found salvation. Learn from your Redeemer, Each to love his brother And in love to serve each other! Heed with care; gladly bear All who seek His favor, Though they faint and waver.
2. Yield in true submission And in love be fervent, Each to be the other’s servant; Love is void of envy, Full of kind forbearance And unlimited endurance, Love increase! Never cease Love’s sweet flame to cherish, Lest it wane and perish!
3. If the Saviour’s Kingdom Is to grow and flourish With God’s richest blessings nourished, May our love be burning, And God’s love returning; Jesus, bless our ardent yearning! Though our foes should oppose, If we stand united, They shall be requited.
4. Abba, loving Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Heal each fault and each demerit. False conceit and anger, Self-esteem and malice Mortify through Thy pure motives! We deride Satan’s might, As ’round Thee we gather Calling Thee our Father.
Special thanks to the Apostolic Christians who diligently labored to keep their rich musical heritage alive when most other denominations forsook it in the challenging battle of changing cultures. Thanks be to those souls who labored to write and compose this treasure of praise, many now only known to GOD!