Passionate and with overflowing love,
God commands a fervent heart,
Bountiful grace He pours out on us
Creates in us our grateful hearts.
Let us with supreme affection
Love His eternal, fatherly will
If this costs us pain and sorrow
Every sigh has its reward.
Perfect love cares for our sorrows
And softens every hardening care
And even more, transforms our worries
Into peace and happy joy.
Sovereign love appoints the measure
And the number of our pains
And delights when we find pleasure
In the tests that God ordains.