So far in 2022, 11 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

O height and depth of boundless love

O height and depth of boundless love

Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O, Height and depth of boundless love,
Not men below, nor saints above!
Can search the great Creator's Ways,
Or know the riches of his grace.

2 Not angels search, nor human skill,
Can ever comprehend his will;
His judgments, counsels and his mind,
The wisest creature cannot find.

3 Yet God was pleased to unfold
The things that were conceal'd of old;
When he divulg'd that glorious plan,
Which was to save the race of man.

4 At first unto the Jews alone,
This was by types and shaddows shown;
Besides his Prophets and his word
To shew the counsels of the Lord.

5 But O, this was not understood,
That man should be redeem'd with blood;
This was to Jews and Greeks conceal'd,
Till all was in the fact reveal'd.

6 The Jews had long salvation sought,
In their own works which they had wrought;
And thus refus'd the Gospel call,
Which prov'd their stumble and their fall.

7 The Heathens hear'd the Gospel voice!
It fill'd their souls with greatest joys:
When this great mystry came to view,
That Jesus died to save them too.

8 O, heighth and depth of love divine,
Who could forsee that reat design'
The Lord himself, from heav'n came down,
And died to make the world his own.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #XCVII

Text Information

First Line: O height and depth of boundless love
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d376

TextPage Scan

Church Hymn Book #XCVII

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support