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151. The love of God is greater far

1 The love of God is greater far
than tongue or pen can ever tell;
it goes beyond the highest star,
and reaches to the lowest hell.
The guilty pair bowed down with care
God gave his Son to win;
his erring child he reconciled,
and pardoned every sin.

O love of God, how rich and pure;
how measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure,
the saints' and angels' song.

2 When time at last shall pass away,
and earthly thrones and kingdoms fall;
When those who here refuse to pray
on rocks and hills and mountains call;
God's love, so sure, shall still endure
all measureless and strong,
redeeming grace to Adam's race,
the saints' and angels' song. [Refrain]

3 Could we with ink the ocean fill,
and were the skies of parchment made;
were every stalk on earth a quill,
and everyone a scribe by trade;
to write the love of God above
would drain the ocean dry;
nor could the scroll contain the whole,
though stretched from sky to sky. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The love of God is greater far
Author: Frederick Martin Lehman, 1868-1953
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: and refrain
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Celebration of Faith; Faithfulness of God; Forgiveness (6 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O love of God, how rich and pure
Tune Information
Composer: F. M. Lehman
Meter: and refrain
Key: C Major

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