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Monday, May 22, 2006

A Great Hymn - The Love of God

by: Fredick M. Lehman

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.

12 Comments:

  • I love this hymn, especially the last verse. Thanks for posting this.

    By Blogger Gordon Cloud, at 5/22/2006 5:36 PM  

  • Beautiful. This was my grandmother's favorite hymn, and I understand why!

    By Blogger The IBEX Scribe, at 5/22/2006 7:31 PM  

  • Amen sis. What a wonderful message in those verses.

    By Blogger Kc, at 5/22/2006 8:26 PM  

  • Oh wow, yes, I love that hymn also. Our choir sings it, so much so, that a couple asked them to sing it for their wedding.

    Amen!

    By Blogger Redeemed, at 5/22/2006 8:30 PM  

  • This is a very meaninful hymn, Rose :)

    By Blogger audrey`, at 5/23/2006 2:08 AM  

  • Good morning, Rose~.

    I do not know that one, but it looks very good.

    God Bless

    Matthew

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 5/23/2006 3:38 AM  

  • Hello Gordon,
    I think the last verse is so powerful - it brings tears to my eyes when singing it.

    Hi Angie,
    Your grandmother had good taste. (Of course I would say that.) Thanks for your visit.

    Hi KC!
    Yes, it is wonderful. His love and great character are beyond our small minds.

    Sarah,
    I think it would be very beautiful to hear at a wedding. When I got married, I had yet to hear this song. (You just don't sing that kind of thing growing up Catholic.) :~)

    Hi Audrey,
    You are so kind with your greetings. God bless you sister.

    Hi Matthew,
    Oh, I am so sorry for you that you have never sung this in a congregation. It is awesome. If you wanted to hear the melody, click here.

    Every blessing, brother

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/23/2006 11:47 AM  

  • Great Hymn Rose~
    I think all should embrace the omni-benevolence of God's ἀγαπάω, agapaō, or unconditional love as expressed so eloquently in John 3:16-18.

    BTW This is one of my favorites too, as you may know. I have a link to it on the bottom my ministry links side bar. ;~)

    By Blogger J. Wendell, at 5/23/2006 12:45 PM  

  • We just sang that old hymn at our Gaither Homecoming style worship a couple of Sundays ago.

    By Blogger Joe, at 5/23/2006 2:51 PM  

  • Morning Rose,
    never heared this hymn before.
    I like the words . :)



    and thank you for stopping by the day, and leaving a comment

    take care

    By Blogger jel, at 5/24/2006 10:01 AM  

  • Hi J. Wendell,
    Thank you for your wonderful encouragement. :~)

    Hi Joe,
    That must have been a very wonderful worship service. God bless you.

    Jel,
    Thanks. Click the link I gave to Matthew and you will hear the melody.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/24/2006 4:05 PM  

  • Morning Rose,
    I ckicked over and listened to the hymn, and it was very good, thanks for showing us!


    have a great weekend and safe one too!

    By Blogger jel, at 5/26/2006 7:37 AM  

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