Friday, June 26, 2009

The Love Of God

(frederick m. lehman, arranged by bart millard)

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 guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,

And pardoned from his sin. 

Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!

It shall forevermore endure—

The saints’ and angels’ song.

When hoary time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;

Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—

The saints’ and angels’ song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,

And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man 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.

This is such a beautiful Hymn that "Mercy Me" has arranged. Shaun has been playing it (and singing it) here at home. I love the poetic lyrics. So beautiful...

1 comment:

Jen said...

That is so very spirit is leaping!
I can just hear Shaun's voice doing this hymn as well.