Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Peter P. Bilhorn
(1865–1936)

Words: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn, 1922. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Irene Dur­fee, Bil­horn’s pseu­do­nym.

Music: Dur­fee W. Still­man Mar­tin (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Martin, would you ?

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W. Stillman Martin
(1862–1935)

Lyrics

O love surpassing human love,
The love divine for sinners lost;
In love God gave His only Son,
His shameful death salvation’s cost.

Refrain

O blessèd Savior, by Thy pain,
The sinner reaps eternal gain.

God loved us when we would not have
His blessèd Son to be our Lord;
And freely, fully He forgave,
When we believed His holy Word.

Refrain

The Son of God in wondrous love,
On Calv’ry’s cross was slain for me;
He paid my debt, He bore my load,
In His own body on the tree.

Refrain