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.
Maggie Brewer

Littlestown, PA, United States

Where can I buy a CD with this original song on it? I know Mercy Me has a rendition of this hymn but I want to buy the original one. Thank you for your response.

Mary Grimstad

Moorhead, MN, United States

The words more than tongue can tell were etched on my mind and heart after hearing that George & Barbara Bush’s daughter, Robin, has used them to describe her live for them. I couldn’t remember why they seemed so familiar to me. I went looking for the words and found this wonderful hymn that I learned as a child. To be reminded of just how dearly God loves me, at this moment in time, brings great comfort to my broken heart. God is enough! His love endures forever. Praise His name!

Lewis Otieno Anyore

Kisumu, Nyanza, Kenya

God's love is too great to be described by mere words of man.... The fourth stanza is just a blessing, that were all the ocean filled with ink and all men scribes, His all these would be insufficient to tell of His love to us..

Kathy Norrod

Lufkin, TX, United States

His love, so unlike ours, is always the ultimate bottom line. There is nothing beyond it, nothing besides it, nothing behind it - but His heart of love.

Keith Stathem

Petersburg, Alaska, United States

This partial verse came to me as I was waking up this morning, I had to write it somewhere.

When Jesus died upon the cross,

My every sin on Him was laid;

He took those sins and made them naught

My heart was changed, my debt was paid.

Mike Boyle

Homosassa, Florida, United States

I have been an amateur astronomer for years.

Of all the songs I have written, and the thousands of songs I have sung in my 63 years of my life, Verse 3 still brings tears to my eyes every time. This is what I feel when I look into a bright starry sky.

God is Awesome!

Tchenangni Adebayo Phillip

Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

I was so lost, I should have died, but precious Jesus have brought me to His side, to be led by His staff and rod And to be call a lamb of God...

Am so happy, He washed me in His blood and now am heal and whole, thank You Jesus,

This hymn is a testimony to my life.


Accra, Ghana

That last stanza always gets to me...

I thank God for his unfailing, limitless, measureless, strong, rich and 100% pure love!!!

Eilliw Sphabmixay Lee

San Diego, California, United States

Oh Lord Jesus! He Loves Us, Amen! He is our first love, Amen!

Thank you Lord that we can wake-up every morning and shout Abba Father! Oh Lord Jesus!

His Love is rich and pure, Amen!


Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Praise the Lord!