Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Slowdown - The Love of God

  • 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.

    • O 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.

  • Ephesians 3:18-19
    "may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
    This clip of George Beverly Shea is a favorite of many. His down-to-earth style was wonderful, and the poem that he spoke in between the verses was so appropriate! Enjoy . . . 


    CATachresis said...

    Such wonderful words! I like the Gaither Homecoming version of this too. Have a great weekend x

    Belinda said...

    I don't think any of us can really truly grasp how boundless God's love for us is!! I don't think we could stand the joy of it!! ;)