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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book, 1918059
Immortal Love, Forever FullJohn G. Whittier (1807-1892)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
059WestminsterJames Turle (1802-1882)Common Meter (8.6.8.6.)

1Immortal Love, forever full,
Forever flowing free,
Forever shared, forever whole,
A never-ebbing sea!
2Our outward lips confess the name
All other names above;
Love only knoweth whence it came,
And comprehendeth love.
3Blow, winds of God, awake and blow
The mists of earth away!
Shine out, O Light Divine, and show
How wide and far we stray!
4We may not climb the heavenly steeps
To bring the Lord Christ down;
In vain we search the lowest deeps
For Him no depths can drown.
5But warm, sweet, tender, even yet
A present help is He;
And faith has still its Olivet,
And love its Galilee.
6The healing of His seamless dress
Is by our beds of pain;
We touch Him in life’s throng and press,
And we are whole again.
7The letter fails, the systems fall,
And every symbol wanes;
The Spirit over-brooding all–
Eternal Love remains. Amen.
Psalm33:5He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
Isaiah63:7-97 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses. 8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour. 9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
Matthew4:19And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Matthew9:20,2120 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
Matthew14:36And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
Matthew23:8,108 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
John3:16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John14:21He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Ephesians3:17-1917 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 fullness of God.
Philippians2:5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
James4:14Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
1 John4:16And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

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