338. 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!
O love of God, how deep and great,
far deeper than our deepest hate,
self-fed, self-kindled, like the light,
changeless, eternal, infinite!

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.
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.

3 We read thy pow'r to bless and save
e'en in the darkness of the grave;
still more in resurrection light
we read the fullness of thy might.
O love of God, our shield, our stay,
thro' all the perils of our way;
eternal love, in thee we rest,
forever safe, forever blest!

Text Information
First Line: O love of God, how strong and true
Title: O Love of God, How Strong and True
Author: Horatius Bonar (1858)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: LMD
Scripture: ;
Topic: God: Love for
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Parry (1870)
Meter: LMD
Key: g minor

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O LOVE OF GOD, HOW STRONG AND TRUE (Gray Psalter Hymnal 463)
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