Scripture Verse

The love of Christ, which passeth knowledge. Ephesians 3:19


Words: Flo­ra Kirk­land, in Glad Tid­ings, ed­it­ed by James H. Ro­se­crans (New York: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1899).

Music: Hum­boldt H. W. Por­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Por­ter’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Kirk­land (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O, con­des­cen­sion won­der­ful!
O bound­less love, sur­pass­ing thought!
That Christ, the migh­ty Coun­sel­or,
From Heav’n to earth sal­va­tion brought!


O love di­vine! O, match­less grace!
O, mer­cy flow­ing full and free!
With won­drous love and win­ning voice,
We hear Him whis­per, Come to Me.

O, joy to know that He is mine!
This won­drous Friend be­yond com­pare!
O, joy above all hu­man joy,
He will a place for me pre­pare!


O, peace that pass­eth hu­man thought!
The peace of God so free­ly giv­en!
The world can­not this peace de­stroy,
This peace that fills the soul with Heav’n!