The Love of Christ
broad is [Christ's] love?
Oh, as broad as man's trespass,
As wide as the need
of the world can be;
And yet to the need of one soul it can narrow--
came to the world and He came to me.
long is His love?
Without end or beginning,
Eternal as God and His life
it must be,
For, to everlasting as from everlasting
He loveth the world
and He loveth me.
deep is [Christ's] love?
Oh, as deep as man's sinning.
As low as the uttermost
vileness can be;
In the fathomless gulf of the Father's forsaking
for the world and He died for me.
high is His love?
It is high as the heavens,
As high as the throne of
His glory must be;
And yet from that height He hath stooped to redeem us--
so loved the world and He so loved me.
great is [Christ's] love?
Oh, it passeth all knowledge,
No man's comprehension
its measure can be;
It filleth the world, yet each heart may contain it--
so loves the world and He so loves me.
3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and
grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth
knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
1 John 2:2 And he is the
propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for
the sins of
the whole world.