Scripture Verse

How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. Ephesians 3:17–18

Introduction

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S. Trevor Francis (1834–1925)

Words: S. Tre­vor Fran­cis, 1875.

Music: Eb­en­ezer Tho­mas J. Will­iams, in Llaw lyfr Mo­li­ant, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Thomas J. Williams (1869–1944)
Courtesy of Nigel Williams

Lyrics

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!