Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bread for the Journey





  1. Romans 8:38-39(ESV)

    For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."

This was one of my father in law's favorite hymns. He loved to sing, he sang in a men's quartet and this hymn was often sung by them.  He had children not living for the Lord and I think this hymn brought him comfort in the hope that one day all his children would be walking with the Lord.

  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."
  4. by Frederick M. Lehman

3 comments:

  1. Thank you Betty for this song and verse this morning. It was also one of my parents favorite hymns and I can remember my mom sitting at the piano playing it. It was good to read those words this morning.

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  2. I have not heard this hymn before. It is so true. God's mercy goes beyond our comprehension. Thanks for sharing:)

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  3. Have sung this as a solo for more times than I can count growing up in a small town in Pa in a very strict and loving church that put a foundation of love for Christ that has been with me all my life. How rich we are to have such a wonderful Savior Who loves us with such an everlasting love and to know that NOTHING will He EVER allow to happen to separate us from Him.

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