Unfathomable Love

We may measure the height of the mountains

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [We may measure the height of the mountains]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We may measure the height of the mountains,
And fathom the depths of the sea;
But the heart of man never could measure
The love that brings pardon to me.
It is fathomless, shoreless and boundless,
Yet comes in its richness so free,
That we all may enjoy of its fullness.
E'en sinners, poor sinners like me.

Refrain:
God's wonderful love to me,
God's wonderful love to me;
But the heart of man never could measure
God's wonderful love to me.

2 Tho' the love of a mother may falter,
A father forget his own son,
Yet the love of Jehovah remaineth,
Forever unchanged as his throne.
And although I am least of his children,
The weakest and frailest of all,
In his heart I am surely remembered,
“He noteth the sparrows that fall.” [Refrain]

3 ‘Tis a love that will save us from sinning,
Till whiter than snow we may be;
And this love without end or beginning,
Grows daily more precious to me.
I am out where the waters are deeper,
And farther away from the shore
In this wonderful ocean of fulness
Than I ever have been before. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #116

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We may measure the height of the mountains
Title: Unfathomable Love
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God's wonderful love to me
Copyright: Public Domain

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Pentecostal Praises #88

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Songs of Redemption #54

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Songs of the Century #116

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