Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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.

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.


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.

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

Well Bye, 


1 comment:

robert said...

Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. Your blog caught my eye because I posted an article on this beautiful hymn this morning.

For some strange reason, when I saw the word "Liberty" in your heading, I thought of Lady Liberty, and Emma Lazarus's famous poem inscribed inside the statue:

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

It's a fine sentiment, though America hasn't always lived up to the promise it expresses. However, the thought I had is that God, in His infinite love, issues a similar call, and His promises will never disappoint. God bless.