16021. O Love That Passeth Knowledge

1 O Love that passeth knowledge,
O Love whose beams have shone
Through everlasting ages,
From God’s eternal throne;
What power Thy depths can fathom?
What tongue can speak Thy worth?
And yet Thou condescendeth
To dwell with men on earth.

O Love, all loves excelling;
Unnumbered hosts are telling
In yonder blissful dwelling,
What Thou for them hast done.

2 O Love that our redemption
Made perfect through the blood
Of Him whose life was offered,
To bring us near to God;
O Love that now extendeth
A pardon full and free,
And bends with eyes of pity
On sinners such as we. [Refrain]

3 We give our heart’s devotion,
And grateful thanks we bring,
And lift our hearts and voices,
To praise our Lord and King;
O Love! all thought surpassing;
What will our rapture be,
When safe, beyond the river,
Our souls are lost in Thee? [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O Love that passeth knowledge
Title: O Love That Passeth Knowledge
Author: Fanny Crosby
Refrain First Line: O Love, all loves excelling
Language: English
Source: The Gospel Choir No. 2, by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan and George C. Stebbins (Toronto: The Copp, Clark Company, 1895)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Ira David Sankey (1895)
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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