If It Ain't Labor, It Ain't Love

Love's not an attitude of going through the motions
It's not about how much you give or take, that proves it's true
Love's not an ocean that's derived from some deep insight
It's the nature and character of God, that makes it true

Cause if it ain't labor, then it ain't love
Just a flickering flame that keeps you on and on
Sweet love, costs and causes pain
But it keeps the fire inside you bright and it lifts you up and it takes you higher

Love's not a person sent to please and make you happy
And serving one another brings to light, this simple truth
We contemplate and wait in vain imagination
Jesus came that all may know the love that he made new

That if it ain't labor, then it ain't love
Just a flickering flame that keeps you on and on
Cause real love, cost and causes pain
But if keeps the fire inside you bright and it lifts you up and it takes you higher

God is Love, and he lifts us up,
He gives us hope to keep on going
And when we fail, his love prevails,
Ignites the flame to keep on showing

But Love never ends, it bears all things,
Believes all things, endures all things
Oh Love never ends
It bears all things, believes all things
Oh and it hopes all things.

Cause if it ain't labor, then it ain't love
Just a flickering flame that keeps you on and on
Cause real love, costs and causes pain
But it keeps the fire inside you bright and it lifts you up and it takes you higher
- Audra Lynn