The great love of God

The great love of God. Daniel Thambyrajah Niles* (1908-1970). Published in the EACC Hymnal (1963), with the note ‘the Thai original is a chorus, which here is the first verse’. That first verse was written by Charoen Vijaya, of Bangkok, and set to music by him to a tune that he called THAILAND. Niles translated the chorus and added three verses to make what has become his best known hymn outside East Asia. He entitled it ‘The Love of God in Jesus’. It is found in CH3, WOV, HP, and RS. It is found in two 4-line verses, to the tune NORMANDY by Edgar Pettman*, in...

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