166. Immortal Love, Forever Full

1 Immortal Love, forever full,
forever flowing free,
Forever shared, forever whole,
a never-ebbing sea!

2 Our outward lips confess the Name
all other names above;
love only knows from where it came
and comprehends God's love.

3 We may not climb the heavenly steeps
to bring the Sovereign down;
In vain we search the lowest deeps
for One no depths can drown.

4 But warm, sweet, tender, even yet
this One our help will be;
For faith has still its Olivet,
and love its Galilee.

5 The healing of Christ's seamless dress
still soothes our beds of pain;
We touch it in life's throng and press,
and we are whole again.

6 Through Christ our earliest prayers are said
with words we scarce can frame;
The last low whispers of our dead
still echo with Christ's name.

Text Information
First Line: Immortal Love, forever full
Title: Immortal Love, Forever Full
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier (1867, alt.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Burial and Memorial; Epiphany; God: Love of (6 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: BEATITUDO
Tune Information
Composer: William V. Wallace (1856, arr.)
Meter: C.M.
Key: D Major

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