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 Cho

Ann Arbor, MI, United States

How measureless and strong the love of God.

Mike Davis

Elkview, WV, United States

This song has the most perfect and beautiful words of any song I have ever heard. They fit perfectly, and they rhyme perfectly.

Bill Swan

Penfield, NY, United States

When I ponder what troubles there are in this life and I pray for my loved ones, I hope they all come to know some how the LOVE Of GOD! The words and tune are so comforting!!!

John Lewis

Bakers Hill, Western Australia, Australia

Needed the lyrics for church powerpoint. Bless You.

Joselito Cua

Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines

An eternal Hymn of God's love to us! So majestic and Great!

Ronnie Luttrell

St Augustine, Florida, United States

When using this song for mediation and prayer, it was inspiring to see so many others had been touched by Christ's love. For over 2000 years the Holy Spirit has testified of God's love and it's marvelous in it's grace and power. To Him be all the glory!


Lilongwe, Malawi

Am so touched with this song, it's an inspiration to me and I bless the Lord for His love.

His love is measureless, it's so pure and he never dispise His children.

I feel like crying to express how He has been showing His love to me.

Indeed there's no one like Jesus Christ.


I woke up several times last night with this tune "the love of God is rich and pure measureless and strong". Had to look up the song as soon as I woke up. Thank you for providing the rest of the words. God's love shall endure! Don't forget...what a friend you have in Jesus in you new location :)


Somerset, Kentucky, United States

God is teaching me to worship the Father AND the Son. This is such a hymn of praise. Your comments are sweet fellowship to me as I am in a new town and have no roots here yet. Blessings!

Sam Liu

New York City, United States

Enjoy this hymn very much together with Eph. 2:4-5:

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in offenses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).