There are some truths that cannot adequately be expressed in prose but need poetry to help us begin to see and understand them as we should. One of these truths is the love of God and today’s poem will help you see more of it in all its greatness and glory. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Jeremiah 31:3 English Standard Version (ESV)
3 the Lord appeared to him[a] from far away.
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
“THE LOVE OF GOD”
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.
When years of time shall pas 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.
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure —
The saints’ and angels’ song.”
[Frederick M. Lehman]