Author Archives: admin

The Love of God

Words: Fred­er­ick M. Leh­man; he wrote this song in 1917 in Pas­a­de­na, Cal­i­fornia, and it was pub­lished in Songs That Are Dif­fer­ent, Vol­ume 2, 1919. The lyr­ics are based on the Jew­ish poem Had­da­mut, writ­ten in Ara­ma­ic in 1050 by Meir Ben Isaac Ne­hor­ai, a can­tor in Worms, Ger­ma­ny; they have been trans­lat­ed in­to at least 18 lang­uages.

One day, dur­ing short in­ter­vals of in­at­ten­tion to our work, we picked up a scrap of pa­per and, seat­ed up­on an emp­ty le­mon box pushed against the wall, with a stub pen­cil, add­ed the (first) two stan­zas and chor­us of the song…Since the lines (3rd stan­za from the Jew­ish po­em) had been found pen­ciled on the wall of a pa­tient’s room in an in­sane asy­lum af­ter he had been car­ried to his grave, the gen­er­al opin­ion was that this in­mate had writ­ten the epic in mo­ments of san­ity.
Frederick M. Lehman, “History of the Song, The Love of God,” 1948

================

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.

Reff:
Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

When hoary time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

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.

=======================================

Agunglah Kasih Allahku

Agunglah kasih Allahku, tiada yang setaranya;
Neraka dapat direngkuh, kartikapun tergapailah.
Kar’na kasihNya agunglah, Sang Putra menjelma,
Dia mencari yang sesat dan diampuniNya.

Reff:
O kasih Allah agunglah! Tiada bandingnya!
Kekal teguh dan mulia! Dijunjung umatNya

Pabila zaman berhenti dan tahta dunia pun lebur,
meskipun orang yang keji telah menjauh dan takabur,
namun kasihNya tetaplah, teguh dan mulia.
Anug’rah bagi manusia, dijunjung umatNya.

Andaikan laut tintanya dan langit jadi kertasnya,
andaikan ranting kalamnya dan insan pun pujangganya,
takkan genap mengungkapkan hal kasih mulia
dan langit pun takkan lengkap memuat kisahnya.

Leave a comment

Prayer for Humble Reliance Upon God

Lord, if you withdraw your hand, there is no grace. If you cease to guide us, we have no wisdom. If you no longer defend us, we have no courage. If you do not strengthen us, our chastity is vulnerable. … Continue reading

Leave a comment

WE KNOW ONE

When we talk to the Lord like we would talk to a friend– when we let Him know what is going on in our lives– where we are having trouble or hurting–He promises He’ll give us the right response. It … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Agama Dan Kesesatan

(Prof. DR. H. Nasaruddin Umar, MA,Dirjen Bimas Islam Kementerian Agama RI) Sumber: Koran Jurnal Nasional, Senin, 21 Februari 2011 Suatu saat ketika Usama, seorang anak muda diminta menjadi panglima angkatan perang memimpin peperangan, menjebak seorang musuh bebuyutan di sudut cekung … Continue reading

1 Comment

KEYAKINAN AKAN KESELAMATAN

Nas : 1Yoh 5:13 Ayat: “Semuanya itu kutuliskan kepada kamu, supaya kamu yang percaya kepada nama Anak Allah, tahu, bahwa kamu memiliki hidup yang kekal.” Setiap orang Kristen ingin memiliki keyakinan akan keselamatan yaitu kepastian bahwa pada saat Kristus datang … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Kerjakanlah Keselamatanmu

* Filipi 2:12-18 Tetaplah kerjakan keselamatanmu 2:12 Hai saudara-saudaraku yang kekasih, kamu senantiasa taat; karena itu tetaplah kerjakan keselamatanmu dengan takut dan gentar, bukan saja seperti waktu aku masih hadir, tetapi terlebih pula sekarang waktu aku tidak hadir, 2:13 karena … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Masih Ada Sisa

Bacaan : Yesaya 10: 20 – 27 & Yohanes 6:66 Setiap orang pasti pernah kehilangan. Entah barang, harta, rumah, kesempatan, atau bahkan orang yang dicintai. Pengalaman kehilangan bisa melumpuhkan semangat hidup, bahkan mematikan pengharapan kita. Lihatlah betapa banyak orang yang … Continue reading

Leave a comment