Choral score


Is it too much to ask
that I should be
allowed to prove
God’s gift of infinite variety
in human love?

I do not seek that
all should understand,
much less forgive;
but surely heed man’s
commonsense command
“live and let live”

And, if the Greatest Lover’s
mind divine
further can move -
(who had in Himself all natures,
even mine,)
love - and let love.

- John Barford 1886-1935