Life is great! So sing about it,
as we can and as we should--
shops and buses, towns and people,
village, farmland, field and wood.
Life is great and life is given.
Life is lovely, free and good.
Life is great! - whatever happens,
snow or sunshine, joy or pain,
hardship, grief or disillusion,
suffering that I can't explain.
Life is great if someone loves me,
holds my hand and calls my name.
Life is great! - the love of lovers,
whispered words and longing eyes;
love that gazes at the cradle
where a child of loving lies;
love that lasts when youth has faded,
bends with age, but never dies.
Love is giving and receiving -
boy and girl, or friend with friend.
Love is bearing and forgiving
all the hurts that hate can send.
Love's the greatest way of living:
hoping, trusting to the end.
Great is God, who lived among us:
truth in Jesus seen and done,
healing, teaching, hate resisting,
loving where we scoff and shun,
dying, rising, joy surprising
reaching out to everyone.