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The Love of God | Hymn of the Week

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Verse 1
The love of God is greater far
than tongue or pen can ever tell;
it goes beyond the highest star,
and reaches to the lowest hell.
The wand’ring child is reconciled
by God’s beloved Son.
The aching soul again made whole,
and priceless pardon won.

Refrain
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
the saints’ and angels’ song.

Verse 2
When ancient time shall pass away,
and human thrones and kingdoms fall;
when those who here refuse to pray
on rocks and hills and mountains call;
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
all measureless and strong;
grace will resound the whole earth round—
the saints’ and angels’ song. [Refrain]

Verse 3
Could we with ink the ocean fill,
and were the skies of parchment made;
were ev’ry stalk on earth a quill,
and ev’ryone a scribe by trade;
to write the love of God above
would drain the ocean dry;
nor could the scroll contain the whole,
though stretched from sky to sky. [Refrain]

Main Scripture Reference: Ephesians 3:17-19
Text: Frederick M. Lehman (1917), st. 3 based on the Akdamus by Rabbi Meir of Worms (11th cen.)
Music: LOVE OF GOD, Frederick M. Lehman (1917)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.6.8.6 with refrain
Copyright: Public Domain

A quote from the hymn "The Love of God" reads "The love of God is greater far than tongue or pen can ever tell."

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