If I Speak

If I speak with tongues of men
or of angels voices eloquence, what is this,
what is this, if I do not know love?
Prophet’s voice, wise men’s sight,
faith to move the hills, if I have these
I am nothing if I have not love.

Love is patient, love is kind.
Love is never jealous, never rude,
never harsh, and never harbours hate.
Bears all things, hopes all things,
love endures what comes. Love rejoices,
love believes the dreams of everyone.

Love will never have an end,
but as for tongues for prophecy, they will end,
they will cease when the Lord shall come.
Faith abides, hope abides,
love abides in you. Of these three the
greatest treasure is the gift of love.