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The Love of God

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

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

2. When years of 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 Martin Lehman, died this date, 2/20/1953, at Pasadena, CA.

He was born 8/7/1868, at Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany.  He em­i­grat­ed with his family to the States (Iowa) at age four and was “born again” in Christ at age 11. After college (North­west­ern Coll­ege) Lehman pas­tored in Au­du­bon and Kings­ley (both Io­wa) New Lon­don, In­di­a­na, and at Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­sou­ri.

He was married to Emma Louise Dermyer (1868-1951). Lehman is said to have penned and published hundreds of songs – three of the better known are the above, “The Royal Tel­e­phone,” and “There’s No Dis­ap­point­ment in Hea­ven.  He founded (or helped found) the Nazarene Publishing House.

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