Tuesday, March 06, 2012

the love of god

we've a busy day today.
this scripture and this beautiful, true hymn are my soundtrack right now.
let it be yours. seek the lord. know his love today!
"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.

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

When years of 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."

{frederick m. lehman}


14 comments:

  1. One of my favorites. And the last part that begins:

    "Could we with ink the ocean fill..."

    That just gives me goosebumps every time.

    Blessings.

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    1. me, too! absolutely unfathomable.
      praise jesus for his great, measureless love!

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  2. Love this song! I just love the old hymns, so full of truth and sound theology. What a good way to start my Tuesday! Thanks!

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    1. amen, kelly. old hymns are such a gift. rich and strong.
      xo

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  3. some hymns just know how to exclaim it. amen and hallelujah, sweet hannah!
    <3

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    1. amen, laurie! so grateful for the right words when i can't form any of my own! xo

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  4. I just read this verse yesterday! :) Such goodness!

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  5. I love to have soundtracks of my life in my head at different times, too. Sometimes I even think a little bit in soundtracks. Our heads must be wired a little bit the same. :)

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    1. linda, i agree. wired the same:) sometimes a song, sometimes a psalm, always playing in my mind! love it. and you.
      praise jesus.

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