Scripture Verse

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39

Introduction

Words: Hel­en Fair­field, in Songs of Help, ed­it­ed by James M. Black (New York: Ab­ing­don Press, 1917), num­ber 19.

Music: J. K. Ev­er­ett (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fair­field or Ev­er­ett (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Drifted away from your mother’s prayers,
Drifted away, thinking no one cares;
Jesus is calling, while mercy spares,
His love reaches down to you.

Refrain

His love reaches down to you,
His love reaches down to you;
O be not dismayed,
Tho’ far you have strayed,
His love reaches down to you.

Hasten and turn from the world away,
Turn from the things that hold you astray;
Come back to God, while He calls today,
His love reaches down to you.

Refrain

Love, so unmeasured, so full and free,
Flows like a river for you and me;
Only believe it and you shall see,
His love reaches down to you.

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Shadows are gathering, night is near,
Why do you linger in doubt and fear?
List to the message so full of cheer,
His love reaches down to you.

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