254. Immortal Love, Forever Full

1 Immortal Love, forever full,
forever flowing free,
forever shared, forever whole,
a never ebbing sea.

2 Our outward lips confess the name
all other names above;
love only knoweth whence it came,
and comprehendeth love.

3 We may not climb the heav'nly steeps
to bring the Lord Christ down;
in vain we search the lowest deeps,
for him no depths can drown.

4 But warm, sweet, tender, even yet
a present help is he;
and faith has still its Olivet,
and love its Galilee.

5 The healing of his seamless dress
is by our beds of pain;
we touch him in life's throng and press,
and we are whole again.

6 Alone, O love ineffable,
thy saving name is given;
to turn aside from thee is hell;
to walk with thee is heaven.

Text Information
First Line: Immortal love, forever full
Title: Immortal Love, Forever Full
Author: J. G. Whittier (1856)
Meter: CM
Scripture: Mark 5:27; Luke 8:44; Deuteronomy 30:11; Matthew 9:21; Romans 10:6-8
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: BISHOPTHORPE
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Source: Select Portions of the Psalms of David (1786)



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