Monday, February 19, 2007

The Love of God



The Love of God
Words by
Fred­er­ick M. Leh­man and Music by Clau­dia L. Mays


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.


i woke up humming this old hymn ... the words ring true to my ears and heart ... His blessings are new every morning ...

9 comments:

Terry said...

Dear Saija...I needed this today.
I am glad that you woke up with this hymn in your heart this morning and shared it...Love Terry

Pat said...

Amen and amen to such a beautiful song. I haven't thought of that wonderful old song in a long time - it's just as precious as the first time I heard it.
Oh, that's another beautiful picture!

Mrs. Diamond said...

i'm more of a praise and worship music than hymns but that is one i never tire of. it's sooo beautiful...both the words and the melody. :)

Saija said...

terry ... then it must have been for you! i love the richness of old hymns, they seem to speak to a weary pilgrims heart ...

pat ... the picture i posted came in the same e-mail with that other great photo of the sheep ... :)

mrsd ... i think it's so cool tht there are online websites where you can hear the music being played ...

Elizabeth said...

Some hymns are so timeless...many times have played this at home and in church on the organ!! A melody that stays in the heart!! Thanks for sharing today!! I had a joyful day cause my grandbabies (and their parents) came to visit...first time since mid Dec.
A long time to me!!

Saija said...

elizabeth ... aww, so glad you got to have loved ones near, that is sweet, isn't it? :)

Pilot Mom said...

Beautiful hymn but a SPECTACULAR picture! :)

Maggie Ann said...

Love it and singing along...=)

Saija said...

claire ... i know, i LOVE that pic too ... i have a few more that i'll use later on ... some folks sure capture God's beauty for the rest of us!

maggie ann ... i can hear your sweet voice over here! :o)