455. O Love of God, how strong and true

1 O love of God, how strong and true,
eternal and yet ever new;
uncomprehended and unbought,
beyond all knowledge and all thought.

2 O wide-embracing, wondrous Love,
we read thee in the sky above;
we read thee in the earth below,
in seas that swell and streams that flow.

3 We read thee best in him who came
to bear for us the cross of shame,
sent by the Father from on high,
our life to live, our death to die.

4 We read thy power to bless and save
e'en in the darkness of the grave;
still more in resurrection light
we read the fullness of thy might.

Text Information
First Line: O Love of God, how strong and true
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: LM
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Vernon Griffiths, b. 1894
Meter: LM
Key: F Major
Copyright: Reprinted from New Catholic Hymnal by permission of the publishers, Faber Music Ltd. London

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