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No Greater Love Than This

“Greater love hath no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

John 15:13 KJV

About the Song

Church Music Contest: Hymn Text division–Award of Distinction 2000.

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He bore a crown of plaited thorn, the mockery of men
A heavy cross, a heavy heart, a heavy load of sin
To recompense our mortal debt, to heal and make us whole
Upon the cross at Calvary He offered up his soul
Look on Jesus, oh mankind
Behold what grief is His!
In all creation we will find
No greater love than this

He said, “The Son of Man hath not a place to lay his head,”
And even in death ’twas in a borrowed tomb the Lord was laid
His body bearing bitter wounds in hands and feet and side
Anointed and prepared in haste against the falling night,
Look on Jesus, oh mankind,
What meager lot is His!
In all creation we will find
No greater love than this

The empty tomb proclaims His triumph, wrought this Easter morn
For death and hell are overcome in Jesus Christ our Lord
He is risen from the dead, and so shall all men rise
For by Him is the grave become the threshold of the skies
Look on Jesus, oh mankind,
What victory is His!
In all creation we will find
No greater love than this

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  1. Dianna

    There is a family that sings this on YouTube. https://youtu.be/1pvi4iVfceY?si=WqXJCJGEEeAe3SOK

  2. Thomas

    The Sharette Family did an acapella recording of the 1st and last verse.

    see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pvi4iVfceY

  3. Dennis DeFord

    Here’s the short answer from the FAQ link at the top of this page (there’s a longer answer there as well):

    Do you have (fill in the blank)??
    …scores not listed here on the site?
    …a score in a different format?
    …recordings not posted here?
    …MIDI files?
    …etc. etc. etc.

    The short answer: No.

  4. Sally Ann Bird

    Was wondering if there was an audio version for No Greater Love Than This

  5. Wendi Gonzales

    Any chance of doing an arrangement for upon the cross of Calvary?

  6. Carol Edlinger

    is there any additional piano accompaniment arrangement for No Greater Love Than This available? I’d like to have the choir sing it for our Easter program, but I wish there were a more fluid accompaniment.

    • Rhea Jean Hancock

      I, too, wondered if an arrangement for choir performance is available other than the hymn for No Greater love Than This. We love this hymn. Thank you.

  7. Allison Williams

    Thank you for freely sharing your of love our Savior through your talents. You gave blessed my life for many years.


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