Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Love of God


This is one of my favorite hymns (Well, maybe I say that for everyone I post)!  It reminds me of how great God's love is and how it can overcome so much!  I especially love the version by Mercy Me.  They only added a fourth beat to each measure, but it really changed the feeling of the music.  The change made the music feel more pensive and prayerful which really fits the words of the song.



The Love of God
by Frederick M. Lehman in 1917

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
Ephesians 3:19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
Psalm 103:11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
Of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:23 therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken.
God gave His Son to win;
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."
His erring child He reconciled,
Ephesians 2:16 and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.
And pardoned from his sin.
Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace

Refrain
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
Psalm 36:5 Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.
Revelation 5:9-10 And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth."

When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
Daniel 2:44 "In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever."
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
Revelation 6:16 and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb;
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
1 Corinthians 13:8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease ; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.
Ephesians 1:6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Refrain

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.
Psalm 108:4 For Your lovingkindness is great above the heavens, And Your truth reaches to the skies.
Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends."
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

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