The Love of Christ


This poem is based on the words in Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians, Chapter 3 verses 14 to 21. I have endeavoured to retain the message behind the words when constructing this rhyme.


I kneel before the Father,

who kindles every flame

and from whom all those in heaven

and on earth derive their name.


I pray that from His riches

and his glory ever seeing

He may strengthen you with power,

through His Spirit in your being.


So that Christ may dwell within you;

in your hearts through faith obtained

and I pray you may be rooted;

that your love may be ingrained.


I pray the power He gives you

and bestows on all anointed

in the Lord’s name, being holy,

may be used as God appointed


To grasp how wide and long

and high and deep that precious love

which flows from Christ unfettered,

wrapping round you like a glove.


I pray you really come to know

this love, which transcends knowledge

and fills you to the fullness

of the God whom you acknowledge.


Now to Him who’s fully able

to do more than we can ask,

with his power at work within us,

make us ready for the task


To give Him ever glory

in the Church, in Christ and then

throughout all generations,

for evermore. Amen.


© Richard Farquharson, Maulden, Bedfordshire March 2017