Love Shall Rule and Heaven Come Down

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Love Shall Rule and Heaven Come Down

What does the lord require of you, you o mortal one
but to do and love the just and kind and walk humbly with your God?
walk humbly with your God, walk humbly with your God
You shall do and love the just and kind and walk humbly with your God.

What is justice then and how shall we, know it when it comes?
the rough places plain, and highways raised, and even mountains moved.
Rough places plain, and highways raised, and even mountains moved.
That is how we'll see God's justice done, and even mountains moved.

Love shall rule and heav'n come down

As for loving kindness, that by faith, we pray to know its rule
feed your neighbor, love your enemy, heal the sick and speak to power
And like children sit at Jesus' feet, with a love for beauty and truth
For your love of kindness will be known in everything you do.

Love shall rule and heav'n come down

To walk humbly in God's grace you see, is a nobler sweeter song
know that you are loved but all the rest of God's children are too.
leave pride behind and boasting, don't pray for others to see
for the humble one returns God's grace in thankfulness and peace.

Love shall rule and heav'n come down

With God we will succeed to bring God's kin-dom to the earth.
then God's justice and God's kindness too shall rule, and heaven come down.
They shall rule and heav'n come down, shall rule and heaven come down.
Then a just and kind and humble reign, shall rule when heav'n come down.

Love shall rule and heav'n come down


rewrite requested by Terry Niles Gladstone
with favorite scripture of Joe Stroud

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from Matchstick EP, released May 16, 2013

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Carl Thomas Gladstone Detroit, Michigan

As a music and mischief maker on the prophetic edge Carl writes music as a discipline of justice-seeking and disruptive discipleship. He writes to engage people of faith and of no faith in deep questions and engaging stories that matter for the world.

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