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THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST'S LOVE




O love divine, how sweet thou art!
When shall I find my willing heart
All taken up by thee?
I thirst, I faint, I die to prove
The greatness of redeeming love,
The love of Christ to me.


Stronger His love than death or hell;
Its reaches are unsearchable;
The first born sons of light
Desire in vain its depths to see;
They cannot reach the mystery
The length, and breadth, and height.


God only knows the love of God;
O that it now were shed abroad
In this poor stony heart!
For love I sigh, for love I pine;
This only portion, Lord, be mine,
Be mine this better part.


O that I could forever sit
With Mary at the Masterís feet;
Be this my happy choice;
My only care, delight, and bliss,
My joy, my heaven on earth, be this
To hear the Bridegroomís voice.


O that, with humbled Peter, I
Could weep, believe, and thrice reply,
My faithfulness to prove.
Thou knowest, (for all to Thee is known,
Thou knowest, O Lord, and Thou alone,
Thou knowest that Thee I love.


O that I could, with favored John,
Recline my weary head upon
The dear Redeemerís breast!
From care, and sin, and sorrow free,
Give me, O Lord, to find in Thee
My everlasting rest.


Thy only love do I require,
Nothing on earth beneath desire,
Nothing in heaven above;
Let earth, and heaven, and all things go,
Give me Thy only love to know,
Give me only Thy love.


---Alternative verses---


O love divine, how sweet thou art!
When shall I find my longing heart
All taken up by thee?
O may I pant and thirst to prove
The greatness of redeeming love,
The love of Christ to me.


Stronger His love than death or hell;
No mortal can its riches tell,
Nor first born sons of light
In vain they long its depths to see;
They cannot reach the mystery
The length, the breadth, the height.


God only knows the love of God;
O that it more were shed abroad
In this poor longing heart!
For love I sigh, for love I pine;
This only portion, Lord, be mine,
Be mine this better part.


O that I may forever sit
Like Mary at the Masterís feet;
Be this my happy choice;
My only care, my only bliss,
My joy, my heaven on earth, be this
To hear the Bridegroomís voice.


O that I could forever sit
In transport at the Saviourís feet;
Be this my happy choice;
My only care, delight, and bliss,
My joy, my heaven on earth, be this
To hear the Saviourís voice.


O that I may like favoured John,
Recline my wearied head upon
My Saviourís loving breast!
From care, and sin, and sorrow free,
Give me, O Lord, to find in Thee
My everlasting rest.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 6 8 8 6
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1749
      Bible Refs: Lk 10:42; Rm 5:5; Rm 5:5;
      MUSIC
      Name: PEMBROKE
      Meter: 8 8 6 8 8 6
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
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        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 772F
        # 413F
        # 385F
        # 282F
        # 51G
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 6 8 8 6
        8 8 6 8 8 6
        8 8 6 8 8 8 6
        8 8 6 8 8 6
        8 8 6 8 8 6
        8 8 6 8 8 6
        8 8 6 8 8 6 6
        8 8 6 8 8 6

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