Thursday, February 14, 2013

No Greater Love


There is no greater love
Than love of Thee, oh God
You crown us with your mercy
Where our sin-stains deck the sod
And instead of destruction
As long as we shall live
You offer sweet redemption
Oh my God and you forgive

There is no greater love
For you do not reward
According to the death we earned
But you forgive us, Lord
As far as east from west
Or north is from the south
You wash away unrighteousness
And satisfy our mouth

The sweetness of your love
Is not a transient thing
Mortality soon slips away
Like petals on the wind
But because of Your grace
And everlasting love
You transport us from this dark place
To ageless realms above

There is no greater love
You laid Your own life down
So we may not know death
But wear the victor’s crown
Oh, what a love is this?
Your death so we may live
Your righteousness absolving guilt
Oh God, as You forgive

© Janet Martin

Inspired by Ps. 103 and this…The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. 6:23

 Celebrating LOVE today!




2 comments:

  1. Glorious and gorgeous! Wow...
    I hope you have a wonderful V-day!
    <3 your poem! @>--------
    Thank you!

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  2. No greater love ~ true love :) Have a beautiful Valentine's Day, Janet!!

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