Scripture Verse

The love of Christ, which passeth knowledge. Ephesians 3:19

Introduction

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William F. Sherwin
(1826–1888)

Words: Will­iam F. Sher­win, in The Hym­na­ry with Tunes: A Col­lect­ion of Mu­sic for Sun­day Schools, ed­it­ed by Sig­is­mond La­sar (New York: Big­low & Main, 1872).

Music: God’s Love Will­iam F. Sher­win, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Grander than ocean’s story,
Or songs of forest trees;
Purer than breath of morning,
Or evening’s gentle breeze;
Clearer than mountain echoes
Ring out from peaks above,
Rolls on the glorious anthem
Of God’s eternal love.

Dearer than any friendship
Our truest comrades show;
Stronger than all the yearning
A mother’s heart may know;
Deeper than earth’s foundations,
And far above all thought;
Broader than Heav’n’s high arches—
The love that Christ has brought.

Richer than all earth’s treasures,
The wealth my soul receives;
Brighter than royal jewels,
The crown that Jesus gives;
Wondrous the condescension,
And grace beyond degree!
I would be ever singing
The love of Christ to me.