79 ~ O Love of God, How Strong and True!
O love of God, how strong and true! Eternal, and yet ever new; Uncomprehended and unbought, Beyond all knowledge and all thought.
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.
We read thee best in Him who came To bear for us the cross of shame; Sent by the Father from on high, Our life to live, our death to die.
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.
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.