The Love of God

As some of you know, our church has been undergoing a hymn project during the last seven months.  We have recorded 6 hymns thus far, two of which I have been able to be a part.

This is the most recent, sung by two friends of mine, and I wanted to share it with you.  The lyrics are incredibly powerful, and the new melody is lovely.

The Love of God

The love of God is greater far than tongue or pen can tell
It goes beyond the highest star, and reaches 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

O love of God, how rich and pure
How measureless and strong
It shall forever and ever more endure
The saints’ and angels’ song

When ancient time shall pass away,
earth’s thrones and kingdoms fall
When men, who here refuse to pray,
on rocks and mountains callGod’s love so sure, will still endure,
all measureless and strong
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
salvation is our song

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
were skies of parchment made
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
each man a scribe by trade
To write the love of God, would drain the ocean dry
Nor could the scroll contain it,
though stretched from sky to sky

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  1. Thanks, Laura! This hymn was my grandfather's favorite (and thus holds a special place in my heart even apart from its own merits). It is also a good example of two aspects of many hymns that I appreciate: 1) a _focus_ on the character and attributes of the Godhead (versus an anthropomorphic experience) and 2) theologically rich content and teaching.


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