It passeth telling, that dear love of Thine

1
It passeth knowledge, that dear love of Thine,
My Savior, Jesus; yet this soul of mine
Would of Thy love in all its breadth and length,
Its height and depth, its everlasting strength,
    Know more and more.
2
It passeth telling, that dear love of Thine,
My Savior, Jesus; yet these lips of mine
Would fain proclaim to sinners, far and near,
A love which can remove all guilty fear,
    And love beget.
3
It passeth praises, that dear love of Thine,
My Savior, Jesus; yet this heart of mine
Would sing that love, so full, so rich, so free,
Which brings a rebel sinner, such as me,
    Nigh unto God.
4
But though I cannot sing, or tell, or know
The fulness of Thy love, while here below,
My empty vessel I may freely bring;
O Thou, who art of love the living spring,
    My vessel fill.
5
I am an empty vessel—not one thought
Or look of love to Thee I’ve ever brought;
Yet I may come, and come again to Thee,
With this the empty sinner’s only plea,
    Thou lovest me.
6
Oh, fill me, Jesus, Savior, with Thy love!
Lead, lead me to the living fount above;
Thither may I, in simple faith draw nigh,
And never to another fountain fly,
    But unto Thee.
7
Lord Jesus, when Thee face to face I see,
When on Thy lofty throne I sit with Thee,
Then of Thy love, in all its breadth and length,
Its height and depth, its everlasting strength,
    My soul shall sing.
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Eunice Garcia

Elmont, NY, United States

"Oh, fill me, Jesus, Savior, with Thy love!

Lead, lead me to the living fount above;

Thither may I, in simple faith draw nigh,

And never to another fountain fly,

But unto Thee."


Ben

Va Beach, VA, United States

Vessel of Love make break fit for U Captain Chief O Lord Jesus bless U & thankU for this Bountiful Love Extravaganza capture me more this day more light of Ur Presence sweet Love first fresh real kiss of Life & Love n2 our Father dwell by Ur beauty & Namesake keep!!!!!!!!


Imelda

Ashford, Surrey, United Kingdom

Lord Jesus I praise You and I thank You for this wonderful song. Whenever I experience You in a deeper way I am drawn to sing this song. You are so Sweet, Tender and Faithful. Only you can inspire such a song. I thank You for the saints; they are truly excellent on the earth.


Anonymous

Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines

In You I found my bliss. I just pray that my zeal will be back again. Help me oh Lord, I entrust everything to You!


Daniel Choi

Guemjung-Gu, Busan, Busan, South Korea

I wanna learn this song in Korean! I want to praise Him singing this song!

Some hymns may be in the same category and of the same subject but have a different feeling. Every hymn has its feeling. For example, "It passeth knowledge, that dear love of Thine" (Hymns, #154) is a hymn for remembering the Lord and has the Lord's love as its subject. The feeling of this hymn is fine, sweet, and tender. The feeling of other hymns may not be as fine as this one, even though their subject is the Lord's love. Some hymns have a fine feeling and are also poetic. Other hymns, however, may not be poetic. In learning the hymns, we need to know their categories and subject so that we can further distinguish them according to their feeling.