366. Immortal Love, for ever full

1 Immortal Love, for ever full,
for ever flowing free,
for ever shared, for ever whole,
a never-ebbing sea.

2 Blow, winds of God, awake and blow
the mists of earth away:
shine out, O Light Divine, and show
how wide and far we stray.

3 We may not climb the heavenly steeps
to bring the Lord Christ down;
in vain we search the lowest deeps,
for Him no depths can drown.

4 And not for signs in heaven above,
or earth below, they look
who know with John His smile of love,
with Peter His rebuke.

5 In joy of inward peace, or sense
of sorrow over sin,
He is His own best evidence;
His witness is within.

6 But warm, sweet, tender, even yet
a present help is He;
and faith has still its Olivet,
and love its Galilee.

7 The healing of His seamless dress
is by our beds of pain;
we touch Him in life's throng and press,
and we are whole again.

Text Information
First Line: Immortal Love, for ever full
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-1892
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2004
Topic: Jesus Christ: Healing
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): Jeremiah Clarke, c. 1673-1707
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Source: Select portions of the Psalms, c. 1786

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