Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Love of God

We sing about God’s love. 
We read the scriptures about His love. 
We hear sermons about His love. 
Sometimes we even stop and think about it.
We talk about how good He is to us,
but I do not think we can begin to comprehend His love
until we go through the fire and the testing
and through it all He is there beside us. 
He doesn’t leave us. 
He doesn’t turn His back on us. 
He doesn’t think we are too much of a problem to bother with. 
He loves us.

I love this old song that expresses it so well. 

     The Love of God
       Frederick M. Lehman

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.
Oh, 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.
Frederick Lehman tells us that verse 3 “had been found penciled on the wall
of a patient’s room in an insane asylum after he had been carried to his grave.”

It will soon be Valentine’s Day.  Here is my Valentine to you!

I would love for you to leave a comment.
 Have a wonderful week!


  1. One of my very favorite husband also loves this song :) Beautiful words, dear friend. The love of God....oh, how thankful I am for such a magnificent love from the one true God.

    Thank you for sharing this. Have a a blessed weekend. Hugs!

  2. Oh dear sis what a beautiful Valentine... Love it thanks so vey much!!! 😀

    A favourite hymn too not sung often enough but I just sang it here to my hearts content.. tunelessly, but happily...

    We are so blessed, rich beyond measure in our Saviour's great love for us, "greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for his friends" and that is what He did for us.

    Amen! hallelujah, what a Saviour!!

    Sending much love in our Lord, dear Mehrll, and every blessing of the Lord on this post and on your days, always.
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  4. Beautiful post! He walks with us for the whole journey!! Thank you for sharing your heart and your Valentine!!

  5. Wonderful post- love the hymn, and the pretty Valentine puts a smile on my face. Bless You!

  6. Hello, Mehrll!! Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. I'm happy you found it too, and I hope you'll come back for another visit soon!
    This is a beautiful post, my new friend! Amen and amen! God is so good! This is one of my very favorite hymns! I thank you that I will be singing it for the rest of the day!
    I'm joining your blog so I can see more goodness! :o)