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 Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward to Thy glorious rest above!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, spread His praise from shore to shore!
How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore!
How He watches o’er His loved ones, died to call them all His own;
How for them He intercedeth, watcheth o’er them from the throne!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of every love the best!
’Tis an ocean full of blessing, ’tis a haven giving rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, ’tis a heaven of heavens to me;
And it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee!
Words: S. Trevor Francis, 1875.
Music: Ebenezer, Thomas J. Williams, 1890
There's something about a good hymn. They just don't write music the same anymore:) I mean, don't get me wrong, there are a few good worship songs out there today but, I find them to be so plain and simple, so lacking in the fear and the awe of God. For some reason "Oh the Deep Deep Love of Jesus" kept popping up in my mind today. The words are so beautiful to me because I have always found the ocean to be a vast and glorious portrayal of God's mighty hand. To equate his love with the deepness of the ocean is so powerful. I love that His love is all around us at all times. To me this extends all the way out to the sea that carries the love of my life, Josh. He has his banner of love wrapped around me, Bella, and Josh all at once--wow, God is so good. God is always blessing us with bountiful blessings as vast as the sea. Isn't it sad that sometimes we focus only the struggles of life and miss out on this bounty? Open your eyes, look around you at the things He has done and is doing for you. When you think you've got it bad, someone else has got it worse I assure you. God has always sharpened my love for him and others through times of struggle. If you are struggling now, just know that you will be able to look back at this time in thankfulness at the things you learned.
Next time you look to the sea, be reminded of his deep love:)