What Great Love!

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When I took this picture of a wild daisy in our rock garden, I failed to notice the little bug that was resting on it.

Can you imagine how great God’s love for us is? He has done so much to show us how He loves us. Not even a sparrow falls to the ground without Him noticing. He notices every little thing about us. Before we were born, He knew us.

While we were yet in our sins, Christ died for us, in order to reconcile us to God.

He is our Savior, our friend, our help, our refuge, our strength, our Shepherd, and so much more!

Jesus, on earth, was the exact replica of God. He is a healer, restorer, physician, and comforter. If we ask, He is willing to help us. If we believe, He is willing to save us!

How great is our God!

Oh God, You amaze me! I am in awe of Your great love for me. I do not understand how someone so insignificant as myself, can be loved or noticed by such a great and holy God? Thank You that Your ways are higher than our ways, and Your thoughts higher than our thoughts. Amen.

-Dawn-

Lyrics to the old hymn, The Love of God:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.” While it is only supposition that he was the one who adapted the Jewish author’s poem to leave us these well-known lines, if the account is true it shows in any case that he highly esteemed the message.

Please visit http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Love_of_God/ to learn more.

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7 thoughts on “What Great Love!

    • I only heard this song today, and I loved the lyrics, but only had the first verse. I searched online for a site that had the words to the full hymn. I instantly loved it!

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  1. Dawn. that is a wonderful song. Our choir sings an arrangement of it that is one of my favorite songs we sing. The post was good too! Thanks for these daily writings of yours; I really enjoy them and find them educational and uplifting.

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      • It is quite nice actually. It’s a little differently arranged than the version in the Hymn book. It sort of builds in intensity until that final verse, and is really intense by then. And you just can’t beat the words really.

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