Thursday, September 11, 2008

O the deep deep love of Jesus

This song is fairly new to me, but my church family has apparently been singing it regularly for a year now. It's a hymn written in 1875 but someone (in fact, I've just discovered, more than one!) has reworked it to a modern tune. We've sung it twice in staff meetings, and I personally find it to be a huge encouragement and comfort. I've been unable to find the version we sing online - it's not the one reworked by Bob Kauflin of Sovereign Grace, who has also written new music for it. It's more upbeat and just such a great congregational song; I find that it's great not just for singing to God, but singing to each other as well.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free
Rolling as a mighty ocean
In its fullness over me
Underneath me, all around me
Is the current of Your love
Leading onward, leading homeward
To Your glorious rest above

O the deep, deep love of Jesus
Spread His praise from shore to shore
How He came to pay our ransom
Through the saving cross He bore
How He watches o’er His loved ones
Those He died to make His own
How for them He’s interceding
Pleading now before the throne

O the deep, deep love of Jesus
Far surpassing all the rest
It’s an ocean full of blessing
In the midst of every test
Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Mighty Savior, precious Friend
You will bring us home to glory
Where Your love will never end

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