|Text:||O love of God, how strong and true!|
|Composer:||Thomas B. Southgate|
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 love of God, how deep and great!
Far deeper than man's deepest hate;
Self-fed, self-kindled like the light,
Changeless, eternal, infinite.
3 O heav'nly love, how precious still,
In days of weariness and ill,
In nights of pain and helplessness,
To heal, to comfort, and to bless!
4 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.
5 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.
6 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 fulness of thy might.
7 O love of God, our shield and stay
Through all the perils of our way!
Eternal love, in thee we rest,
For ever safe, for ever blest.
|First Line:||O love of God, how strong and true!|
|Author:||Horatius Bonar (1861)|
|Topic:||Christ: Substitute; God: Divine Perfections of; God: Glory of(6 more...)|
|O LOVE OF GOD, HOW STRONG AND TRUE (Gray Psalter Hymnal 463)|
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