286. The Love of God

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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.

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

2 When hoary 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. (Chorus)

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,
Tho' stretched from sky to sky. (Chorus)

Text Information
First Line: The love of God is greater by far
Title: The Love of God
Author st. 3: Meir ben Isaac Nehoral
Author: Frederick M. Lehman
Publication Date: 1980
Scripture: Genesis 3:8-9; Luke 23:30; John 3:16-17; 1 John 3:1; Revelation 6:15-16
Topic: God: Love and Mercy
Refrain First Line: Oh love of god, how rich and pure!
Tune Information
Name: [The love of God is greater by far]
Arranger: Claudia Lehman Mays
Composer: Frederick M. Lehman
Key: D♭ Major

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