Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sunday Inspiration

Here's a little food for thought and spirit lifter for you today. :)

This is my favorite hymn of all time. I still remember the first time I heard it. I was in chapel service at OCC. The band leading worship introduced it as their favorite hymn. Now, I appreciate hymns, but it's only been in recent years that I've come to develop a love for them. Except for this one. This one moved me from the opening words. The picture that is painted in the lyrics of God's great love is so astonishing. It still gets me every time. Here's my favorite version, sung by Mercy Me.

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

Could we with ink the ocean fil
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 whol
Though stretched from sky to sky

Hallelujah [3x]

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints' and angels' song


  1. I don't know how I've never heard that before...but it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  2. You're so welcome! It's one I hold close to my heart :)