As Far as the East

O the length and breadth and the depth of God's Love

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [O the length and breadth and the depth]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O the length and breadth and the depth of God’s love!
How it filleth my soul with delight!
In the land of forgetfulness far, far away,
He hath hidden our sins from his sight.

Refrain:
As far as east is from west,
Far as the east is from the west,
So far, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

2 In the love of His mercy He saith His word,
That our sins are remembered no more;
He hath cast them behind Him and blotted them out,
And completly hath covered them o’er. [Refrain]

3 In the light of the cross upon Calvary’s brow,
“He is faithful and just to forgive.”
He will cleanse from unrighteousness all who repent,
He will help us the Christ-life to live. [Refrain]

4 Will you come to the Father, O grief laden soul,
With your burden of sin so distrest?
For where sin hath abounded His grace doth abound,
will you come unto Him and find rest? [Refrain]

Source: Sunday-School Praises: prepared especially for use in the Sunday-School #148

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O the length and breadth and the depth of God's Love
Title: As Far as the East
Author: Flora Kirkland
Refrain First Line: As far as the east is from the west
Copyright: Public Domain

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 3 #3

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #3

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Sunday-School Praises #148

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #72

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