"How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings." (Psalms 36:7 NLT)
The hymn The Love of God was written by Frederick Lehman in 1917. The words to the first verse are:
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.
The third verse was penciled on the wall of a narrow room in an insane asylum by a man said to have been demented. The profound lines were discovered when they laid him in his coffin.
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.
Today, think about just how much God loves you.
Bro. Joe Metts