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“The Love of God” by Frederick M. Lehman, 1917

28 November, 2009
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.

Refrain:
Oh, love of God, how rich and pure! 
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

When years of 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.
 
 
“The Love of God”

 

A beautiful spring morning in 1989, sitting on a hotel balcony in Ponte Vedra, FL, looking out on an ocean without end and a cloudless sky, was the setting for a quiet time with a scripture from Ephesians 3:14-19:

 
“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.  I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Yeshua Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the Love of Yeshua Messiah, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
 
This overwhelming scripture, along with the breathtaking view of ocean and sky, the words of the last verse came so clearly to mind along with a heavenly glimpse of the magnitude of God’s amazing love!  Very few times does one experience such closeness to the awesome Elohim who created us in His image. How could one refuse so great a relationship of love and life through His Son, Yeshua Messiah?        
 
 

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