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Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Love of God...

I woke up this morning with a song in my mind: The Love of God is Greater Far than Tongue or Pen Can Ever Tell. Click here for a lovely You Tube version of it. The verse "Could we with ink an ocean fill…" was said to be found pencilled on the wall of a room in an American insane asylum. This was only discovered when the man was laid in his coffin.

Here are the lyrics:
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.

Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!

How measureless and strong!

It shall forevermore endure —

The saints’ and angels’ song.

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.

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.