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.
Dianne Stewart

Carthage, MS, United States

I've never heard anyone sing this song better than George Beverly Shea.

Doug Crabb

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

What an eternal truth. Thank the Lord for my salvation. His love is measureless.


Tehachapi, California, United States

Hallelujah! Praise Him for Grace and Salvation!

John Danjuma

Lagos, Nigeria

O the Love of God! O the Love of God! O the Love of God! Hallelujah! Where else would we be Except for the Love of God! Hallelujah for the Love of God!

Veronica Quintero

Wells, Nevada, United States

This song always lifts my heart from the miry pit of despair. The truth of this song sets me free. My favorite part is the last part number 3 because of where and in what situation of suffering it was written.

Dr. Tom Stanton

Morristown, TN, United States

Once again in preparation for tomorrow's Sermon, I turn, as I have so often to some of the greatest lyrics ever penned, This wonderful hymn reminds us of the timeless truth of God's love and describes it as no other has or ever could!

Gloria Garsee Brooks

Memphis, TN, United States

This song conveys the best explanation of God's Love I have ever come across.


CA, United States

Frederick Lehman was my Great Grandfather. It warms my heart to hear all the heart felt comments. Thank you!

Cinder (Cindey) Bennett

Brooklyn, New York, United States

This song is a blessing to me. When one has an encounter with true love in Jesus it will be hard to ever hate any one. Jesus is love. The old hymns are true and real. Thank you for the lyrics. God bless you.

Eileen Erb

Appomattox, Virginia, United States

As a teen I remember singing this song in my church in the choir. I am now 65 and I understand the meaning more than ever. The third verse is especially meaningful! How vast is the love of our God! Who could ever know or understand such great love!!