Sunday, February 14, 2016

Winter's Splendour and God's Love

I am sharing pictures of winter beauty today and thought that I would leave my words to a minimum.
I will instead share lines from the beautiful song called The Love of God.


The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell.
It goes beyond the highest star 
And reaches to the lowest hell.



The guilty pair,bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled
And pardoned from his sin.  



Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
and every man a scribe by trade; 


To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could a scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky. 



 O love of God,how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
The saints' and angels' song.


Join me in praising God for His endless love for all of us.

25 comments:

George said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful hymn with us. I wasn't familiar with it, but the story it tells is timeless and true. Thanks, too, for your glorious photos of the beauty God has created in the midst of winter.

Diane said...

Beautiful shots to go with a wonderful song. Yes, God's love is marvelous. Happy Valentines Day, Ruth. Diane

Diane said...

Beautiful shots to go with a wonderful song. Yes, God's love is marvelous. Happy Valentines Day, Ruth. Diane

Lois Evensen said...

gorgeous!

Nora said...

I really loved the snow photos as we do not get snow. I can feel the love in the words you posted, it makes me feel better. Sometimes we need to feel loved and especially loved by God.

Arija said...

Your pictures are absolutely beautiful!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Thank You my Friend for the photos and words... Beautiful words to that hymn....

Your winters up there are incredible... Today, I was hoping to see more pretty white stuff here --but we got VERY VERY little this time... It seemed to be north of us, east of us and west of us... We just got missed... We did have sleet and some snow --but not much accumulation to make things pretty... Tomorrow we will get HEAVY RAINS --so they say. At least, we won't have ICE... Thanks be to God for that.

Hugs,
Betsy

Barb said...

Beautiful shots of wintry light to go with the hymn.

Karin said...

Every Hymn SIng our residents request this hymn! Love it and how it illustrates God's perfect love. Beautiful photos Ruth!

Christine said...

It's been a long time since I heard that lovely hymn but it's truth is timeless & your photos are wonderful too! Gods glory & condescending love are beyond compare!

Debby Ray said...

You chose the perfect song to go along with these glorious photos of winter splendor. It is snowing here (a little) and I was hoping to have a beautiful ground cover but it looks like we won't be getting much. Raining coming tomorrow to wash it all away. I'm ready for spring now :)

Sandra said...

I have always loved this old hymn.. we sang it in church a lot during my childhood. goes perfectly with your photos of God's splendor.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ditto, what Lois wrote!!

EG CameraGirl said...

The new=fallen snow is so beautiful, Ruth! Your photos are wonderfully accompanied by this hymn.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Beautiful photos with this hymn.

God's love for us is awesome.

happyone said...

Sure looks cold but so very beautiful.

Rose L said...

Nice photos and lovely poem.

Bonnie said...

Thanks for this Ruth. A wonderful reminder of God's unfailing love.

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, The snow pictures are wonderful. As you know, Seattle is famous for rain, and although I love the rain, it doesn't accumulate nicely for picture like your snow does. :-) As always, I love the way you bring the spiritual aspect into your blog. Blessings to you and hope you have a great week ahead!

Unknown said...

Ruth, beautiful images! I so envy you the amount of sunshine you get this time of the year. Even though it's cold, the sun makes such a difference. Crisp clear and cold! Nothing like it! It's raining here. Seems to be no end to it, but it's mild and we have some crocuses up and lots of signs of early spring! Can't wait!!

Debbie said...

Spectacular!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your winter scenes and the words of the hymn are just beautiful. God is love!!

Diane said...

Love your reds, whites and blue. Have a wonderful day.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I love this hymn! It's an absolute favorite of mine. And your pictures are the perfect accompaniment.

Jim said...

Beautiful sky.
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