The Love of God ~ Hymn

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The Love of God

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.

Refrain

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Refrain

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

Refrain

Words: Frederick M. Lehman, 1917.

8 thoughts on “The Love of God ~ Hymn

  1. One of my Favorite hymns, I have never been able to understood His magnificent love for me, I humbly receive it! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, My Mother got great news Friday, no cancer found, she continues to heal beautifully. To God be the Glory!
    Blessings,
    Sue

  2. Oh Ellen, this is also one of the favorite hymns of my father’s as well as mine. We sang it at his funeral many years ago. I remember we had a recording of my father singing it on a old 78 as I was growing up. It always brings tears to my eyes when I hear it. I never want to forget the great love that God has for me and for each one of us.

  3. This is a wonderful old Hymn. So many churches today have gotten away from the older hymns to be replaced with modern choruses and quite frankly I don’t think they have the same impact as the old hymns do to really touch your soul.

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