love (corinthians ii13) lyrics – joni mitchell

although i speak in tongues
of men and angels
i’m just sounding br*ss
and tinkling cymbals without love–

love suffers long–
love is kind!–
enduring all things–
love has no evil in mind

if i had the gift of prophecy–
and all the knowledge–
and the faith to move the mountains
even if i understood all of the mysteries–
if i didn’t have love
i’d be nothing

love–never looks for love–
love’s not puffed up–
or envious–
or touchy–
because it rejoices in the truth
not in iniquity
love sees like a child sees

as a child i spoke as a child–
i thought and i understood as a child–
but when i became a woman–
i put away childish things
and began to see through a gl*ss darkly

where, as a child, i saw it face to face
now, i only know it in part
fractions in me
of faith and hope and love
and of these great three
love’s the greatest beauty

/ joni mitchell lyrics