I have loved thee with an everlasting love.@Jeremiah 31:3
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Phoebe P. Knapp (1839-1908)

Mary D. James, in Gospel Gems, edited by W. Warren Bentley (Boston, Massachusetts: George D. Russell, 1878).

Phoebe P. Knapp (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Mary D. James (1810-1883)

Wondrous words! how rich in blessing!
Deeper than th’unfathomed sea;
Broader than its world of waters,
Boundless, infinite and free.
Higher than the heav’ns above,
Is that everlasting love!
Higher than the heav’ns above,
Is that everlasting love!

Down to lowest depths it reaches—
The all-loving Father’s arm,
Toward His rebel children yearning,
Drawing them with magic charm.
Till the yielding spirits move,
Touched by everlasting love;
Till the yielding spirits move,
Touched by everlasting love.

Weary spirits—sad with toiling,
’Mid the sorrows of life’s way—
Feel their heavy burdens lightened,
As they journey day by day.
How with quickened steps they move,
Cheered by everlasting love;
How with quickened steps they move,
Cheered by everlasting love.

I have set thee as a signet,
Graven on My hands thy name;
Lo, I still am with thee always,
Evermore thy friend—the same;
Never changing—thou wilt prove
Mine is everlasting love;
Never changing—thou wilt prove
Mine is everlasting love.

In My house of many mansions,
I’ve prepared a place for thee,
Where are no dark clouds or tempests,
Where I am, there thou shalt be—
All the untold bliss to prove,
Of My everlasting love;
All the untold bliss to prove,
Of My everlasting love.