1 Immortal Love, forever full,
forever flowing free,
forever shared, forever whole,
a never-ebbing sea.
2 Our outward lips confess the name
all other names above;
love only knoweth whence it came,
and comprehendeth love.
3 We may not climb the heavenly steeps
to bring the Lord Christ down;
in vain we search the lowest deeps,
for him no depths can drown.
4 But warm, sweet, tender, even yet
a present help is he;
and faith has still its Olivet,
and love its Galilee.
5 The healing of his seamless dress
is by our beds of pain;
we touch him in life's throng and press,
and we are whole again.
6 O Lord and Master of us all,
whate'er our name or sign,
we own thy sway, we hear thy call,
we test our lives by thine!
|First Line:||Immortal Love, forever full|
|Title:||Immortal Love, Forever Full|
|Author:||John G. Whittier (1866)|