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139. 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 wide-embracing, wondrous love,
We read you in the sky above,
we read you in the earth below,
in seas that swell and streams that flow.

3 We read you 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.

4 We read your power to bless and save
ev'n in the darkness of the grave;
still more in resurrection light
we read the fullness of your might.

5 O love of God, our shield and stay
through all the perils of our way;
eternal love, in you we rest,
for ever safe, for ever blest.

Text Information
First Line: O love of God, how strong and true
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-89
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 88.88
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Confidence; Creation; Faith (6 more...)
Language: English
Notes: May be sung to GONFALON ROYAL 405
Tune Information
Name: BOW BRICKHILL
Composer: Sydney Hugo Nicholson, 1875-1947
Meter: 88.88
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Music by permission of Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd.



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