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Love Knows No Borders

About the Song

This song is a simple expression of my feelings after the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks in the US.

September is right in the middle of Christmas prep time for musicians, so I was in Christmas mode. Many Christmas songs are sweet and major and full of bells. This one, for obvious reasons, is minor and haunting.

In the moment, my reaction to those horrible events was emotional and predictable. As I pondered how to react going forward, I realized that to extinguish the love in our hearts would be the greatest victory evil could win. When the Savior commanded us to love one another as He loved us, there were no caveats. No “ifs”.  He simply told us to love, and He was the ultimate example of loving when loving is isn’t easy. Hence, the final lines of the last verse:

We who receive Him must love without end
And carry His tidings of peace and goodwill to all men.

The SATB hymn version may be sung using the accompaniment from the solo version if the last “is born” is sung unison.

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Recording featuring vocals by Sydney Chamber Choir:

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Lyrics

From lands of the sunrise
From isles of the sea
Though oceans divide us
And miles lie between
Come gather in spirit
With shepherds of old
’round Bethlehem’s cradle
Our Heavenly King to behold

For love knows no borders
And love knows no bounds
Rejoice ye together
For Jesus our Savior is born

From nations far sundered
From earth’s farthest shore
From castle and cottage
Where Jesus is Lord
Come sing with the angels
With voices made one
Ascending to heaven
In praise of the Father’s own Son

For love knows no borders
And love knows no bounds
Rejoice ye together
For Jesus our Savior is born

His love knows no borders
Nor color nor creed
No rich and no poor,
Neither bondsmen nor free
And we who receive Him
Must love without end
And carry His tidings
Of peace and good will
To all men

For love knows no borders
And love knows no bounds
Rejoice ye together
For Jesus our Savior is born

4 Comments

  1. the more we explore

    HI Sally! We have loved your music through the years. I recently arranged a version of Love Knows No Borders for guitar, and my wife and I made a little video of it. Merry Christmas, and thank you for everything!

    https://youtu.be/d5HZFNKqCqU

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  2. Patti Walczykowski

    This song is so appropriate for our times. Very touching and beautiful.

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  3. Holly

    We sang this as a quartet on my mission: 4 missionaries from four corners of the globe. Such a perfect song, and so motivating for those on full-time missions! Still makes me cry!

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  4. raymond lubinda

    i will definetly sing this song this christmass. please please pray for me so that i will sing this song beautifully and people will enjoyed it massively! i do male soprano in tremble

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