Oh the Deep, Deep Love

April 22, 2008

Bob Kauflin did the music at T4G and he was awe-inspiring from leading us in “Come Thou Fount” to “And Can It Be”.  I would like to share one that he wrote and that we sung at the conference, it’s called, “Oh the Deep, Deep Love”:

Oh 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.

Oh the deep, deep love, all I need and trust is the deep, deep love of Jesus.

Oh 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 over His loved ones, those He died to make His own, how for them He’s interceding, pleading now before the throne.

Oh 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 Saviour, precious friend, You will bring us home to glory, where Your love will never end.  

May the words of this song be an encouraging tune to you as you breathe, think, and act for the glory of our Lord.  

2 Responses to “Oh the Deep, Deep Love”

  1. mrpages said

    Oh man, I really hate to be the voice of dissent here. I really do. I even came by to read and be encouraging! Honest!

    But… “O the Deep Deep Love” is one of my favorites too, and it was written in 1875 by S Trevor Francis. Bob followed the recent trend of adding a modern chorus to a classic hymn.

    It was apparently written on a ship on the deep ocean over the spot where much of his family died years before. You can feel the sea rolling in the 6/8 time.

    I think we’re going to sing that this weekend…

  2. tw said

    MrPages,
    Welcome!

    Thanks for correcting my mistake of giving the credit to Kauflin. It is much appreciated.

    Blessings in Christ-
    TW

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