1 I have seen a loving mother
Clasp her child upon her breast,
While her lips, with warm affection,
To its own were fondly pressed.
But there’s love that’s deeper, stronger—
If you ask, "How could it be?"
Look where Christ my blessèd Savior
Died on Calvary for me!
How much greater! how much greater,
Than the truest human love could be
Is the love of Christ my Savior,
Willing thus to die for one like me.
2 Songs I’ve heard of pure devotion,
Sweet as songs of birds in spring,
Voice the heart’s supreme emotion—
Songs that only love can sing—
But I think of One who loves me,
More than lover, more than friend,
Love that nothing e’er can sever,
That will never, never end. [Refrain]
3 When I was a sinful wand’rer,
All unlovely, all undone,
Even then the Father loved me,
Gave for me His only Son!
Wondrous love! it "passeth knowledge,"
Higher than the highest heav’n,
Jesus crucified and dying,
That my sins might be forgiv’n. [Refrain]
4 Ties of friendship, ties of kindred,
Sacred bands that hold us, here,
Love for faithful ones that love us,
How they all our life endear!
But the love of Christ my Savior,
How it doth my heart enthrall!
For I know He loves me better,
And I love Him best of all. [Refrain]
Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes.
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Display Title: How Much Greater Is His Love!First Line: I have seen a loving motherTune Title: [I have seen a loving mother]Author: Thomas Obadiah ChisholmSource: Uplifting Songs, by C. Harold Lowden and Rufus W. Miller (Philadelphia: The Heidelberg Press, 1917)