Monday, March 5, 2012

My New Favorite Old Hymn...

We sang this song in church yesterday and I was reminded again of why I love it. I am committed to learning it completely this week. Such truth and deep theology hidden in beautiful lyrics and music. The last stanza is pure beauty and has to be some of the most beautiful words ever written.

  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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


  1. Thanks for this. I have only heard this one time before, at seminary years ago, and I couldn't quite remember it. I went to YouTube and listened to a lovely rendition by the Isaac's.


  2. I 1st remember really paying attention to the words in v3 when I was 30yo. One of my favorites too!