The Love of God Lyrics by Frederick Martin Lehman

the love of god lyrics

The Love of God lyrics. A classic English hymn written by ‎Frederick Martin Lehman (1868-1953), a Jewish author and composer.

Lehman shared that this song was inspired by the third stanza which was a Jewish poem written in 1050. It was penciled on the wall of a room of an insane asylum and found only after the resident died. Read more about this at the Hymnstudies blog.

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

I wonder what the patient was struggling with. I hope the words brought comfort to him or her.

The Love of God Lyrics

The love of God is far greater
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

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

The Love of God Playlist

1. Cover by Bob Fitts

2. Cover by MercyMe

Cover by Eli Eli

Prayer: That we may experience the love of God as described in the hymn.

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Be greatly blessed!

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