The love of God is greater far
The love of God is greater far. Frederick Martin Lehman* (1868-1953).
According to Hymnary.org, and the Cyber Hymnal, this hymn dates from 1917, although stanza 3 is taken from a text that is much older. The first two stanzas, and the refrain, are by Lehman:
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.
The refrain was
O love of God, how rich and pure; How measureless and strong! It shall for evermore endure, The saints’ and angels’ song.
When time at last shall pass away, And...
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