God's boundless love

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1. God’s boundless love!
As arching sky
Above us when we wake and sleep,
Above us when we smile and weep,
Above us when we live and die.

2. God’s tireless love!
Beside the cot
Of her sick child the mother sleeps.
Our heavenly Father ever keeps
Unweary watch—and slumbers not.

3. God’s changeless love!
The wand’ring one
Forsakes, forgets, dishonors; yet,
Repenting, going home, is met
With no reproach—Welcome, My son!

4. God’s mighty love!
On Calvary’s height,
Suff’ring to save us from our sin,
To bring God’s wide dominion in,
And fill our lives with joy and light.

5. God’s endless love!
What will it be
When earthly shadows flee away,
For all eternity’s bright day
Th’unfolding of that love to see!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1882

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock

Maltbie D. Babcock (b. Syracuse, NY, 1858; d. Naples, Italy, 1901) graduated from Syracuse University, New York, and Auburn Theological Seminary (now associated with Union Theological Seminary in New York) and became a Presbyterian minister. He served the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. In Baltimore he was especially popular with students from Johns Hopkins University, but he ministered to people from all walks of life. Babcock wrote hymn texts and devotional, poems, some of which were published in The School Hymnal (1899). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

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First Line: God's boundless love
Author: Maltbie D. Babcock
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WINCHESTER NEW

The original version of WINCHESTER NEW appeared in Musikalisches Handbuch der geistlichen Melodien, published in Hamburg, Germany, in 1690 by Georg Wittwe. It was set to the text “Wer nur den lieben Gott” (see 446). An expanded version of the tune was a setting for "Dir, dir Jehova" (see 203) in…

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