So, I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while. Now’s as good a time as any. I’ve decided to start posting videos of me singing my favorite hymns. So here we go! This first one is called, “The Love of God” and it was written in 1917 by a man named, Frederick M. Lehman. It has an incredible back story that you can read here.
The lyrics I sang are as follows:
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 [her] sin.
Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
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.