Intro: Am F Am F

   Am   F          Am   F         C
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Am        F          Am       F
When love beckons to you, 
C            F        C       F
follow him,
Am         F        Am   F
Though his ways are hard  and steep.

C   F   C   F

    Dm       F       Dm       F                        
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,

C   F   C   F

Dm        F       Dm     F
Though he hides a sword among them.

C   F   C   F

Am          F         Am      F
And when he speaks to you 
C               F        C       F
believe in him,
Dm         F         Dm      F
Though his voice may shatter your dreams

C   F   C   F

          D        F       C      F
Love will crown and crucify you. 
              D            F           Am        F
Love for your growth so he is for your pruning.
            D           F         C         F
Love will caresses your tenderest branches 
    Am          F        Am       F
And shake every clinging root.


Am              F       Am          F       C      F      C     F
Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
   Am           F            Am           F
He threshes and sifts you he grinds until he kneads you

C   F   C   F

    Dm        F        Dm      F         C      F      C     F 
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, 
     Dm        F           Dm        F           C      F      C     F 
That you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast. 


          D           F          C        F
All these things shall love do unto you 
             D        F              Am        F
That you may know the secrets of your  heart, 
            D        F         C         F
And in that knowledge become a fragment
  Am          F      Am      F
A fragment of Life's heart. 


Am             F             Am          
Now if in your fear you seek only love's 
F                Am           F     Am     F
peace and love's pleasure,
       Am         F             Am          
Better cover your nakedness and pass out of 
F                Am          F     Am     F
love's threshing-floor,
       Dm         F                     
Into a seasonless world where you shall 
Dm         F            Am         F     Am      F
laugh, but not all your laughter, 
    Dm        F        Dm              F       Am         F     Am      F
And weep, and weep but not all of your tears.


           D     F    C       F
Love gives naught but itself 
          D     F         Am      F
and takes naught but from itself.
     D            F             C              F
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
    Am   F  Am      F
For love is enough. 


                 Am   F      C        F
You should say, "I am in the heart of God."
    Am       F        C         F
You cannot direct the course of love, 
    Am          F         C       F            C          F        C      F
For love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. 


           D   F       C      F
To wake at dawn with a winged heart
        D           F            Am         F
To come home in the evening with gratitude;
            D            F                C             F
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart
      Am      F              Am     
And a song of praise on your lips.
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