The Greatest Thing

The greatest thing on earth below

Author: Mary B. Wingate
Tune: [The greatest thing on earth below]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The greatest thing on earth below
Is love to God and men;
When heart and soul shall overflow,
The hand is ready then;
The greatest thing in heav’n is love;
It drew salvation’s plan;
The Saviour left the realms above,
To die for ruined man.

Refrain:
Oh, love of God so soundless!
Oh, love of man to man!
It brings the world of glory nigh,
And seals redemption’s plan.

2 What earthly pow’r can e’er bestow
This love for God and men?
One way, and only one, we know—
“Ye must be born again;”
Be born of God; be born of love;
Around this second birth,
Revolve our hopes of life above,
Of service here on earth. [Refrain]

3 When love to God and love to man
The heart can truly feel,
It moves in haste at God’s command,
With ardent love and zeal;
Oh, source of love! with solemn awe
Our hearts to Thee we bring;
Love only will fulfill the law,
And love will crown the King. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #34

Author: Mary B. Wingate

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Text Information

First Line: The greatest thing on earth below
Title: The Greatest Thing
Author: Mary B. Wingate
Refrain First Line: O love of God so boundless

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Sacred Songs No. 2 #34

Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d158

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