Except for loving, love will cease
To find for its offender's path;
But brings the best that it can give--
The Love in all its aftermath.
Except for loving, love will die
A very senseless death of all;
But Love is the Fountain of Life--
It gives itself and gives the full.
Except for loving, love will fade
And spread itself in the darkness;
But Love is Love and Love will be:
A thing for all the completeness.