How Wide the Love of Christ   8 comments

Lamb of God

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Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book (2006), of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod

Words (in 1997) by the Reverend Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. (1923-2007), a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1976-1989)



1.  How wide the love of Christ!

It knows not class or race

But upholds our one humanity

Within its broad embrace.

2.  How long the love of Christ!

Its patience will not cease

Until this broken world is bound

In everlasting peace.

3.  How high the love of Christ!

Beyond all thought it soars,

And yet upon our passing lives

Unmeasured mercy pours.

4.  How deep the love of Christ!

Descending to a cross!

He bears within His wounded hands

All human pain and loss.

5.  All praise to You, O Christ,

For love whose depth and height,

Whose length and breadth fill time and space

With endless life and light!

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