The love of God is greater far

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Chimezie Ikenna Anthony

Aba, Abia, Nigeria

This song is the best way to express the love of God toward man. Who can share the heat like Jesus?

He first love, so I must love Him back.

O what a lovely father!


Christopher Burk

Seattle, Washington, United States

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.

I’m speechless, just, praise the Lord!


Tom

Richmond, VA, United States

Amy, see the hymn “just as I am”. Your fears will melt away.


Roslyn

Singapore

Very inspiring song about God's wonderful Love. What is man that thou art mindful of him?


Dan

Sandersville, MS, United States

o Amy from Missouri and whoever else is at that place in life.

Imagine a child terrified from a bad dream in the middle of the night. The child believes that the object of their fear is completely real and that they have every reason to be terrified! Then the loving father or mother picks the child up and wraps their child in their arms to comfort them and quietly assure them that they are safe and nothing can hurt them because mommy or daddy is there and they love that child with all their heart!

Amy, you are like the child. I am too. We can become completely convinced by the enemy of our soul that we are filthy, guilty and infected with the deadly disease of unworthiness! Voices in the night scream that you are guilty and you must pay! “There is no forgiveness for you! ” I have heard those same voices and felt the panic and fear. But Amy, when you turn to your Father and listen, you can hear “echoes of mercy and whispers of love“! When you run to your Father, He will pick you up with his strong, gentle arms of immeasurable love and hold you close to his heart, and you can hear Him say “Amy, my love for you will never end, no matter what, and I will not allow ANYTHING, even what you fear the most, to separate you from my love! ”. As he holds you, the voice that commanded the universe into existence whispers to you, “Shhhh, it’s ok, I’m right here, be still and know that I am God. In quietness and rest will be your strength”. And the very hands that formed Adam from the dust of the earth and then willingly allowed Adams descendants to drive nails through them, for you and me, those very same hands will hold you close and brush your hair from your face and gently wipe the tears from your eyes.

It is truly the greatest love story ever told! The ultimate creator displayed His ultimate love for His wayward creation and paid the ultimate price when they least deserved it, to make a way for them to come back home, if they would only use it! For Christ showed his love toward us in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Amy, sometimes I wear a ball cap at work all day long. And when I come home the first thing I do is take that cap off and put it on a hat rack. But after a while, sometimes it feels like it is still on my head and I reach up to take it off but it isn’t there any more. It has already been removed. Sometimes other things in life are like that too. Your sin, your guilt, your unworthiness has all been paid in full! Every barrier between you and your loving heavenly Father has been completely removed. Sometimes, like my old cap, we feel like they are still there. But they are not! We find that we cannot trust those feelings. There is nothing else for you to fear! It has ALL been nailed to the cross and YOU ARE FREE!!! So the next time you feel excluded by fear and unworthiness, remember that God says you have been made worthy and you have nothing to fear! You may still FEEL that fear from time to time. Sometimes it may take a bit of courage to trust your Father more than your feelings, but trust me, once you do it, you won’t regret it! So take courage, stand up, walk into His presence! I’d bet he’s got a huge hug just waiting for you! I just know it would thrill His heart and yours too!


Michael

Alabama, United States

To Amy from Missouri. The Lord has shown you this love!! He paid your sin debt in full on the cross. We’re all unworthy, that’s part of the beauty of what the Lord Jesus Christ did for us. “For all of sinned and come short of the glory of God”. “There’s none righteous, no not one”. “But, God commendeth His love towards us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us”.


Marita Adams

Georgetown, KY, United States

Words cannot express the love of God. Just look at the cross to know it. Thank You Jesus.


Tope

Lagos, Nigeria

Ever since I heard this hymn on the tube, it rested in my soul. The lyrics give deep and vivid description of the love of God to all mankind no matter where they are. The hymn tells how his love reaches to the lowest hell and to the highest sky. This is a deep conviction that God loves me measurelessly and eternally. Thank you Lord 👑 for this immeasurable love. Amen.


Deb Corcoran

Delhi, NY, United States

The last stanzas moves me to tears; beautiful poetry, a beautiful reflection of God the Fathers unending grace to us. Like the parable of the 10 virgins, who were all saved and awaiting the Bridegroom, only 5 were prepared and went…. Christ is coming soon! for His bride, be prepared doing the LORDS business, not being distracted by worldly things surrounding us. Wake up brothers and sisters because the time is at hand. PTL


Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

Frederick Martin Lehman was born August 7, 1868, Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany and died February 20, 1953, Pasadena, California. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.

Lehman was the husband of Emma Louise Dermyer. He emigrated to America with his family at age four, settling in Iowa, where he lived most of his childhood. He came to Christ at age 11, as he relates:

“One glad morning about eleven o’clock in the morning while walking up the country lane, skirted by a wild-crab apple grove on the right and and the osage fence, with an old white-gate in a gap at the left, suddenly heaven let a cornucopia of glory descend on the eleven year-old lad.

The wild crab-apple grove assumed a heavenly glow and the osage fence and unearthly luster. That old white-elm with its sun-wrapped boards gleamed and glowed like silver bars to shut out the world and shut him in with the ‘form of the fourth, ’ just come into his heart. The weight of conviction was gone and the peans of joy and praise fell from his lips."

Lehman studied for the ministry at Northwestern College in Naperville, Illinois, and served pastorates in Audubon, Iowa; New London, Indiana; and Kansas City, Missouri.

In 1911, he moved to Kansas City, where he helped found the Nazarene Publishing House

The majority of Lehman’s life was devoted to writing sacred songs; his first was written while a pastor in Kingsley, Iowa in 1898. He wrote and published hundreds of songs, and compiled five song books.