The love of God is, to me, so unfathomable.
I become overwhelmed with awe whenever I think of it. How God could love me, a sinner, enough to leave his throne in heaven, humble himself as a man, and die the cruel death of a criminal, just to conquer death and save me from that horrible death. It’s unfathomable.
The Love of God
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
Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
The saints’ and angels’ song.
Frederick M. Lehman, 1917
v. 3 by Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai, 1050
This hymn is precious to me.
There are no better words to describe how I feel that have been laid out in this poetry. You must read this beautiful story of this hymn.
Lehman wrote “These words were found written on a cell wall in a prison some 200 years ago. It is not known why the prisoner was incarcerated; neither is it known if the words were original or if he had heard them somewhere and had decided to put them in a place where he could be reminded of the greatness of God’s love – whatever the circumstances, he wrote them on the wall of his prison cell. In due time, he died and the men who had the job of repainting his cell were impressed by the words. Before their paint brushes had obliterated them, one of the men jotted them down and thus they were preserved.”Read more of teh story at http://dianaleaghmatthews.com/the-love-of-god/#.XtV3VDOSmCg
I pray that you, too have experienced this merciful love of God. If not, click here to learn about finding it.
- ocean views by my sister Kandy Chimento; modified by Mandy
Pastor’s Wife (retired) & Chronic Pain Warrior blogs about how to make it through anything by relating her own life experiences to her writing. She is passionate about her love for the Lord and desires to spread that passion to others. She has a great desire to encourage women who are following behind her.
2 Comments on “The Love of God”
I have never heard this hymn before. It is beautiful. I love hymns that preach the gospel through music. This is very moving. Thank you for sharing. I am stopping by from Tuesday at 10.
It is beautiful. I find it running through my head often.