Daily Archives: 6th February 2016

Here is Love, Vast as the Ocean

“Grace and Love, like mighty rivers
Poured incessant from above”

Yes, this is another hymn. An old song, yes….but the interesting thing to remember is that even over a hundred years ago, when this song was written, people were still being blessed, healed, saved and sanctified by the same God we worship today. He hasn’t changed; maybe the way we perceive His message has shifted emphasis somewhat, but God still longs to bless us with His presence and His power just as he did ‘back then’, in the mighty revivals of old.

The version of the hymn below is sung in both English and Welsh, which is fitting as the hymn was the favourite song during the 1904 Welsh Revival which began at the Moriah Chapel in Loughor, South Wales.

Let the truths in this beautiful hymn soak into your spirit and bring you great blessing!

Enjoy!

 

1. Here is love, vast as the ocean,
Lovingkindness as the flood,
When the Prince of Life, our Ransom,
Shed for us His precious blood.
Who His love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten,
Throughout Heav’n’s eternal days.

2. On the mount of crucifixion,
Fountains opened deep and wide;
Through the floodgates of God’s mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide.
Grace and love, like mighty rivers,
Poured incessant from above,
And Heav’n’s peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love.

There are also two further verses which are not sung quite as often….

3. Let me all Thy love accepting,
Love Thee, ever all my days;
Let me seek Thy kingdom only
And my life be to Thy praise;
Thou alone shalt be my glory,
Nothing in the world I see.
Thou hast cleansed and sanctified me,
Thou Thyself hast set me free.

4. In Thy truth Thou dost direct me
By Thy Spirit through Thy Word;
And Thy grace my need is meeting,
As I trust in Thee, my Lord.
Of Thy fullness Thou art pouring
Thy great love and power on me,
Without measure, full and boundless,
Drawing out my heart to Thee.

And here’s the sheet music for it too:

here is love

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