Scripture Verse

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


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).


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.