The Love Of God

The Love of God… Do we truly understand this? Do we allow ourselves to be embraced by it?

Psalm 136:6 “to him who spread out the earth on the water, for his grace continues forever;” Tehillim (Psa) 136:6 CJB

“to him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever;” Psalm 136:6 ESV

“To him who formed dry ground, raising it up from the sea! His tender love for us continues on forever!” Psalms 136:6 TPT

One of my favorite hymns is The Love of God. Every time I hear it I realize once again how much HE LOVES ME! I was reminded of it again the other day when I read the blog about “A Warm Embrace.” For me, being able to see the Mediterranean Sea every day from my window is a blessing. It is another reminder to me about how vast and unending His LOVE is.

Here are the words to the song:

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.

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.

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 M. Lehman 1917

v. 3 by Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai, 1050

(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.)

The world is in quarantine. Shut down. Locked up. BUT, HIS LOVE is still around us. HIS LOVE will NEVER leave us. Let yourself rest in that fact today. REFRESH yourself in HIS embrace.

I have copied two links to this hymn. One I like because it has great verses about the LOVE of God at the end of it. The other one is just a simple version, but sometimes simple is powerful… I pray that one, or both, blesses you and wraps you in HIS LOVE today.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rose Horton

The Love Of God

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