God's boundless love

God's boundless love

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. God’s boundless love!
As arching sky
Above us when we wake and sleep,
Above us when we smile and weep,
Above us when we live and die.

2. God’s tireless love!
Beside the cot
Of her sick child the mother sleeps.
Our heavenly Father ever keeps
Unweary watch—and slumbers not.

3. God’s changeless love!
The wand’ring one
Forsakes, forgets, dishonors; yet,
Repenting, going home, is met
With no reproach—Welcome, My son!

4. God’s mighty love!
On Calvary’s height,
Suff’ring to save us from our sin,
To bring God’s wide dominion in,
And fill our lives with joy and light.

5. God’s endless love!
What will it be
When earthly shadows flee away,
For all eternity’s bright day
Th’unfolding of that love to see!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1882

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock

Babcock, Maltbie Davenport, D.D., was born at Syracuse, N.Y., Aug. 3, 1858. Graduating from Syracuse University, he was ordained to the Presbyterian Ministry and was pastor of churches in Lockport, N.Y., Baltimore, and N.Y. City. He died at Naples, Italy, May 18th, 1901. He was richly gifted, and his short career was memorable for the extraordinary influence of his personality and his preaching. Extracts from his sermons and poems were published in 1901 as Thoughts for Every Day Living; and his Biography by Dr. C. E. Robinson in 1904. He contributed to the Presbyterian School Hymnal, 1899, the following hymns:— 1. Gaily the bells are ringing. Faster. 2. O blessed Saviour, Lord of love. Unto Me. 3. Shining Sun, shining sun.… Go to person page >

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First Line: God's boundless love
Author: Maltbie D. Babcock
Copyright: Public Domain



The original version of WINCHESTER NEW appeared in Musikalisches Handbuch der geistlichen Melodien, published in Hamburg, Germany, in 1690 by Georg Wittwe. It was set to the text “Wer nur den lieben Gott” (see 446). An expanded version of the tune was a setting for "Dir, dir Jehova" (see 203) in…

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