1 Immortal Love, forever full,
forever flowing free,
forever shared, forever whole,
a never ebbing sea.
2 Our outward lips confess the name
all other names above;
love only knoweth whence it came,
and comprehendeth love.
3 We may not climb the heav'nly steeps
to bring the Lord Christ down;
in vain we search the lowest deeps,
for him no depths can drown.
4 But warm, sweet, tender, even yet
a present help is he;
and faith has still its Olivet,
and love its Galilee.
5 The healing of his seamless dress
is by our beds of pain;
we touch him in life's throng and press,
and we are whole again.
6 Alone, O love ineffable,
thy saving name is given;
to turn aside from thee is hell;
to walk with thee is heaven.
|First Line:||Immortal love, forever full|
|Title:||Immortal Love, Forever Full|
|Author:||J. G. Whittier (1856)|
|Source:||Select Portions of the Psalms of David (1786)|