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.
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!!

Daisy Hobson

Breinigsville, PA, United States

Our Womens' Bible Study Fellowship group sang this yesterday. We have hundreds gathering every week from different ages and backgrounds. Many did not know this song. I thank you for your website as I am circulating this song to my discussion group. It fit perfectly with the text yesterday from John 13: Jesus loved them to the end! To hear the music with the lyrics is a special bonus.

Laverne B.

Temple Hills, Maryland, United States

Thank you for posting the lyrics and music to timeless hymns. Meaningful words like these you cannot find in today's music. I am excited about seeing the one we sing about very soon. Let's stay connected to Him so we can see Him as He is.

Ronda Hansen

Ashland, Kentucky, United States

The Love of God is so very pure if only we could love the sinner as much as Christ did. If we did we would not stop tell others about Jesus. Help us to stand and love people like you do, Let us today tell someone about you Lord.