73. 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 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.


Text Information
First Line: O love of God, how strong and true!
Author: Horatius Bonar (1861)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: L. M.
Topic: Christ: Substitute; God: Divine Perfections of; God: Glory of (6 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas B. Southgate (1855)
Meter: L. M.
Key: G Major

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