Word of Life, from the beginning We have heard Him We have seen Him We looked and we touched Life manifested to us from the Father What we witnessed, we proclaim
We fellowship with the Father And His Son Jesus Christ This is our joy. This is our message. God is light, possessing no darkness.
If we say we have fellowship yet walk in darkness, We live a lie, not truth But if we walk in the Light, we have fellowship And Christ’s blood cleanses our sins.
If we say we don’t sin We live, though deceived But sin when confessed His forgiveness receives If we say we don’t sin We call God a liar His word is not in us.
Little children, don’t sin That’s why I write But if you do sin Your Advocate is Christ For us and the world Sin is why He died
If we obey Him We know Him. If we say we know Him But do not follow Him, Do we really know Him?
When we keep His word, God’s love is perfected But when we don’t listen, His word’s misdirected.
To walk as He walked This commandment’s not new Though you heard it before Yet I rewrite it to you
A new command I also write To hate your brother Is darkness, not light To walk with hate Is to walk without sight
I write to you, children Your sins are forgiven And you know the Father I write to you, fathers You know Him Who is from the beginning I write to you, young men You overcame the evil one You are strong God’s word is in you.
To love the world, Its lusts, which are passing, Is to hate the Father The One who is lasting
You know the truth It’s to you I write You believe Jesus Is He who is Christ Those who deny this Deny Father and Son And are not anointed By the Holy One
Now this is a promise We have in Christ We’ll not end in death But from the grave rise For God grants His child Eternal life
This is a promise That you can receive For you are His child If Him you believe
How great is God’s love To be called His child Yet the world does not know us For it did not know Him
Abide in Christ Then when He appears Your confidence assured You’ll have nothing to fear
Though we know not what we’ll be When Jesus we see We know we’ll be like Him He is our surety. In this we hope And live with purity
Sin and lawlessness Are one and the same Yet conquering sin Is why Jesus came Sin is of the devil So don’t live as he Righteousness is of God So live righteously
This is how a child is known Which father he has Whose seed has been sown The seed of God results in what’s right Love for one’s brother Love for each other
Look at Cain His brother he killed The reason because Cain was e-vil
Don’t be surprised By the world and its hate Give me a moment I’ll elaborate Death and life are mutually exclusive Hate is of death Life is of love Hate is from below Life is from above
What does it mean? Perhaps you might ask Let me illustrate With one simple task: You can help someone out, A brother in need, Yet choose to ignore him That’s living selfishly Love not in word only But also in deed Love is best expressed When sacrificial, you see.
In this assurance Our hearts can confide By this we can know It’s in Christ we abide This is confirmed By His Spirit inside.
Now not every spirit Represents Jesus Christ Don’t follow the false ones His humanity they deny They are of the world They follow a lie
Love is of God Let’s love each other so That we demonstrate love Of the God that we know His Son’s death on the cross How His love He did show.
No one’s seen God That much is true But of this we testify And pass on to you Jesus is God’s Son Who came in the flesh This is a truth His children confess
By this you can know Your love is sincere When you live in the world Yet without fear Of the day of judgment As it draws near
Love casts out fear And God first loved you Because of God’s love You can love too
Now if you say you love God Whom you’ve not seen But then hate your brother How can this be When love’s a commandment God gave unto thee?
Christ is of God His life He did give In order to show us How we ought to live
The world full of fear Cannot know love When it denies The One from above This is the world That Christ overcame If you believe Him You’re promised the same.
Both water and Spirit And also the blood Testify that Jesus Is man, yet He’s God The Spirit is truth And so cannot lie This is the message That He testifies
These three witnesses They all agree Christ put on flesh Yet is still deity God’s Son is the one Who grants victory
These things I have written To you who believe And know eternal life Is what you receive
Since we’re God’s children He hears our prayers He gives what we need And that shows He cares So if you have a request He wants you to share
If you see a brother Who’s caught in sin Pray that God will grant Victory to him
There is a sin Which leads not to death But sin at its core Is unrighteousness
Those born of God Cannot keep sinning For God who is holy Is the one who is winning And He is the one In whom we’re depending He’s also the one Who gives understanding
Here’s one last thing That I wish to convey It’s by Christ’s death Sin’s washed away
So follow the truth Not that which is false It wasn’t the idols That died on the cross.