166. The Love of God

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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.

Chorus:
Oh 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. (Chorus)

3 Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were ev'ry stalk on earth a quill
And ev'ry man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Tho' stretched from sky to sky. (Chorus)

Text Information
First Line: The love of God is greater far
Title: The Love of God
Author: Frederick M. Lehman
Publication Date: 1967
Topic: God: Love and Mercy
Refrain First Line: Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
Tune Information
Name: [The love of God is greater by far]
Composer: Frederick M. Lehman
Arranger: Claudia L. Mays
Key: E♭ Major



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