The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/Immortal Love, Forever Full

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104 Immortal Love, Forever Full
John G. Whittier, 1866 Arranged from William V. Wallace, 1814-1865


Immortal Love, forever full,
Forever flowing free,
Forever shared,for ever whole,
A never-ebbing sea !


We may not climb the heavenly steeps
To bring the Lord Christ down;
In vain we search the low est deeps,
For him no depths can drown.


But warm, sweet, tender, even yet
A present help is he ;
And faith has still its Olivet,
And love its Galilee.


The 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.


O Lord, and Master of us all,
Whate'er our name or sign,
We own thy sway, we hear thy call,

We test our lives by thine. Amen.