Easter and Amish Hymns

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Amish Hymns and Easter Celebrations

I thought I’d share with you a hymn from an Amish hymnal I picked up while in Wisconsin. It’s not like the hymnals at my church. It’s a little stapled together 50 page thing. The cover says, “Ninety-eight Selection Songs, Addition to Church and Sunday School Hymnals.”

The Amish don’t have instruments in their church service, but they do sing! I was surprised to find so many hymns I recognized in this book–How Great Thou Art, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Precious Memories. About half of the songs I know, and the other half are new to me. The song I’m going to share today seems appropriate for Easter, and it’s one I remember singing as a child.

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.

Oh, Love of God, how rich and pure! How measureless and strong!

It shall forever more endure, the saints and angels song.

I pray your Easter is filled with the love and peace of Christ, and the joy of His resurrection.



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11 thoughts on “Easter and Amish Hymns

  1. Judy B

    I love that song…The Love of God. We sing it at our church all the time. Thanks for this post Vannetta. I will be singing this song over and over in my head today! Wishing you and yours a very Blessed Easter! HE IS RISEN!

    Judy B

  2. Bonnie Traher

    Did not know that. I am United Methodist and have attended 2 different types of Mennonite church services. Have a God blessed day. Happy Easter.

  3. Tiny Alderson

    I can hear George Beverly Shea singing that song. Such a beautiful reminder of why we celebrate Easter. Blessings to all!

  4. Donna Miller

    beautful song that I’ve never heard before. Sunshine and low 40’s today enjoying as rain tomorrow afternoon (April Showers Bring May flowers !!!!) Church is decorated for services and breakfast, we are ready.

  5. Sharon

    Wow Tiny – I too can hear George Beverly Shea singing that song….brings tears to my eyes! I sang it as I read the words. Thank you for reminding me of such a precious hymn Vannetta. May you experience an Easter Sunday full with the blessings of God!