Thursday, December 11

The Love of God

 
 
Somebody asked me the other day what
my favorite hymn was.
Right now, I think it's this one.
Yes, it changes.
It might tomorrow.....
At least there are a lot to choose from...
one for every reason, and every season
of life.
  1. 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.
  2.  
    • Refrain:
      Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
      How measureless and strong!
      It shall forevermore endure—
      The saints’ and angels’ song.
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  3. 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.
    

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

This is one of my grandfather's favorites. It brings back memories of him sitting on piano bench as I played and we sang together.

More recently - just earlier this week - I played George Beverly Shea singing this on youtube for my mother who was lying in her bed mostly "out of it". I sang along through the tears.