I’ve heard it said before that more often than not we won’t remember the words to a sermon, but we WILL remember the words to a song. I believe this is true and exactly why God told Moses and Joshua:
“I am going to give you the words to a new song. Write them down and teach the song to the Israelites. If they learn it, they will KNOW what I want them to do…” (Deuteronomy 31:19)
Because the truth of the song below is important and is something that God wants us to know, I’m sharing it in my blog post this week so that perhaps we will all learn it, remember it, and know what God wants us to do…
(Click title to hear a beautiful rendition.)
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