Thursday, November 3, 2011

Favorite Hymn: "The Love of God"

In my  opinion, no more beautiful lyrics have been written than those in the third verse.

If you've never heard this hymn, I'd encourage you to watch the video I have posted below.

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.

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.

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

God bless,


  1. Chris, thank you for posting this hymn! I love the words to this song so much, especially the last verse. I have meant for some time now to ask your dad for the name of it so I could look up the words. But, I always forgot!

    Thanks for posting it!


  2. I really like this song, it has such discriptive words in it. I too like the last verse of this song. Thank you for posting it!! I like your blog :)