The Love of God

Connie Sanchez

This "love" song is appropriate for Valentine's Day. It is a beautiful expression of how much God loves his people.  The original song was taken from a poem written by a rabbi in 1096. It was recited prior to the Feast of Shavuot .

It was those first lines of the poem discovered penciled on the walls of an insane asylum that led Frederick Lehman to write the words of the song we know today. Can't you just see the sky, the trees and the water in all the oceans not big enough to contain the love of God?

Those words are :

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 tho' stretched from sky to sky. 

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