1. O love of God, how strong and true!
    Eternal, and yet ever new;
    Uncomprehended and unbought,
    Beyond all knowledge and all thought.
  2. O love of God, how deep and great,
    Far deeper than man’s deepest hate;
    Self-fed, self-kindled like the light,
    Changeless, eternal, infinite.
  3. We read thee best in Him who cam
    To bear for us the cross of shame;
    Sent by the Father from on high,
    Our life to live, our death to die.
  4. We read thy power to bless and save,
    E’en in the darkness of the grave;
    Still more in resurrection light
    We read the fullness of thy might.
  5. O love of God, our shield and stay
    Through all the perils of our way!
    Eternal love, in thee we rest,
    Forever safe, forever blest.