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230. It passes knowledge, that dear love of thine

1 It passes knowledge, that dear love of thine,
my Saviour Jesus; yet this soul of mine
would of thy love, in all its breadth and length,
its height and depth and everlasting strength,
know more and more.

2 It passes telling, that dear love of thine,
my Saviour Jesus; yet these lips of mine
would fain proclaim to sinners far and near
a love which can remove all guilty fear
and love beget.

3 It passes praises, that dear love of thine,
my Saviour Jesus; yet this heart of mine
would sing a love, so full, so rich, so free,
Which brings a rebel sinner, such as me,
nigh unto God.

4 At last, when Jesus face to face I see,
when at his lofty throne I bow the knee,
then of his love, in all its breadth and length,
its height and depth, its everlasting strength,
my soul shall sing.

Text Information
First Line: It passes knowledge, that dear love of thine
Author: Mary Shekleton, 1827-83
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 10 10.10 10 4
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Consummation in Christ; Fear; God's Love to Us (8 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: IT PASSES KNOWLEDGE
Composer: Ira David Sankey, 1840-1908
Meter: 10 10.10 10 4
Key: B♭ Major



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