The love of God is greater far

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.

Kingstown, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines

Indeed...... what a great love!!! This love can not be found in mere flesh but in the Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.

No greater love hath no man than this than when a man lay down his life for his friend!!!

Steven Borud

Duluth, MN, United States

The last verse draws such a picture of the vastness of our God’s love. So much so, in fact, I have yet to read that verse out loud without crying.


Jackson, Michigan, United States

This song came to me from memory as I sat down at the piano. It has flooded my heart and mind for several days now. The lyrics are POWERFUL and TRUE. Nothing can separate us from the love of God.


Bristol, TN, United States

Such a lovely song

Jimmy Dolo

Laguna, Philippines

I like the simple accompaniment.

This hymn really speaks to my soul and my heart cries everytime I sing it.

Janice McKenzie

United States

Thank You our dear Father, Your love

is limitless! For You so loved the world!

God’s love, so sure, shall still endure,

All measureless and strong;

Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—

The saints’ and angels’ song.


One of my favorites. Singing this often with my most favorite song, No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus. I will never get tired singing, The Love of God...

Stephen Aizon

Glenfield Auckland City, AKL, New Zealand

O love of God, how rich and pure!

How measureless and strong!

It shall forevermore endure—

The saints’ and angels’ song!!

Thank you Father!!


Murfreesboro, TN, United States

I’m 86, and this SONG resonates with me more powerfully THAN EVER BEFORE as I reflect on eight DECADES of 2nd chances after so many “close calls” over the years! Mishaps, accidents, betrayals, poor choices, failures, impulsive actions—all have littered my path. Yet The Love of God has lifted me back up each time I’ve stumbled, missed the mark! Truly. The Love of God endures forever!!! AMEN


Surprise, Arizona, United States

I needed this song today. Heard it 70 years ago.