O love of God, how strong and true; eternal, and yet ever new;
Uncomprehended and unbought, beyond all knowledge and all thought!
O wide-embracing, wondrous love, we read thee in the sky above;
We read thee in the earth below, in seas that swell and streams that flow.
We read thee in the flowers, the trees, the freshness of the fragrant breeze,
The songs of birds upon the wing, the joy of summer and of spring.
O love of God, our shield and stay through all the perils of our way,
Eternal love, in thee we rest, forever safe, forever blessed.
- verses 1, 2, 3 & 6 of the hymn "O Love of God, How Strong and True," by Horatius Bonar