Infinite Love

Our Father hath so loved us

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Tune: [Our Father hath so loved us]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Our Father hath so loved us,
He gave His only Son
To die for guilty sinners,
To ransom everyone;
Such love is more than human,
Compassionate, divine;
Because He died, I’m living,
And heaven’s joy is mine.

Oh, love, oh, love
That came from heav’n above!
His Son He gave my soul to save,
I know that God is love.

2 He loved the lost one straying
Upon the mountains cold;
Love sought me from the darkness,
And brought me to His fold;
While feasting in His presence
His graces rich I prove;
He keeps His banner o’er me—
’Tis love, unfailing love. [Refrain]

3 A mother’s love is tender,
It floweth warm and free:
Though she forget her offspring,
Yet I’ll remember thee;
His love, a brilliant beacon
The ages cannot dim:
Behold, with loving kindness
He draweth us to Him! [Refrain]

4 Oh, precious love of Jesus!
It melts the heart of stone,
And molds it in His image,
And binds it to His own;
His love in us perfected,
Will doubt and fear remove;
Put on, O holy brethren,
This bond of perfect love. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our Father hath so loved us
Title: Infinite Love
Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Meter: D with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, love, O love, that came from heaven
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Timeless Truths #871

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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