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.
    • Refrain:
      Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
      How measureless and strong!
      It shall forevermore endure—
      The saints’ and angels’ song.
  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.