I’m sharing a stanza from a hymn today. The hymn “The Love of God” was written by Frederick Lehman in 1917, but he wrote it based on a poem found pencilled on the wall of an insane asylum. The man who stayed in the room was said to be demented. The lines were discovered after he died. As a writer I find these lines amazing–and true! I’m finding I could write about the love of God and His miraculous Gospel every day and never run out of ideas.
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 the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.