Great is His Love [Song]

A fabulous, bluesy setting of Psalm 136, which is a co-write with pianist Andy Ross from Jo Boyce’s solo album In God Alone.

In some translations of Psalm 136, the great litany which is repeated in each of the 26 verses reads, “His mercy endures forever”. The NRSV translation is, “His steadfast love endures forever”. And the Grail translation (which we use in the liturgy) reads, “Great is his love without end”. It’s a wonderful psalm of thanksgiving and a great text to pray.

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LYRICS

O give thanks to the Lord for he is good.
Great is his love, love without end.
Give thanks to the God of Gods.
Great is his love, love without end.
Who alone has wrought marvelous works,
Great is his love, love without end.
Whose wisdom it was that made the sky,
Great is his love, love without end.
Who fixed the earth firmly on the seas,
Great is his love, love without end.
It was he who made the great light.
Great is his love, love without end.
He made the sun to rule the day,
Great is his love, love without end.
The moon and the stars in the night.
Great is his love, love without end.
Love without end. Love without end. Love without end.

He divided the red sea in two,
Great is his love, love without end.
and he made Israel pass thorugh the midst.
Great is his love, love without end.
He remembered us in our distress,
Great is his love, love without end.
through the desert, he his people led.
Great is his love, love without end.
He gives food to all living things,
Great is his love, love without end.
To the Lord of heaven we give thanks.
Great is his love, love without end.
Great is his love, love without end.
Great is his love, love without end.

Love without end. Love without end.
Love without end. Love without end.
He remembers us in our distress: Love without end.
He is strong to save and swift to bless: Love without end.
He’s the Lord of Lods and King of Kings: Love without end.
Oh, he’s the author and creator of everything: Love without end.
Give thanks to the Lord, give thanks to his name: Love without end.

Words from Psalm 135(136)
Music by Jo Boyce & Andy Ross
Copyright © 2014 CJM Music
CCLI No. 7057719
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

VIDEO
In God Alone EP – PART 3 // Great is His Love // The story behind the song

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What’s your story? Has this song has been part of your soundtrack of faith, or have you encountered it in a liturgy or at an event recently? Please leave a comment below…