Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus – by S. Trevor Francis
This song speaks of devotion to Jesus, the Savior of the world. Mr. Samuel Trevor Francis was the son of an artist. He was born at Cheshunt, Herts, in 1835, and was a merchant in London. For more information about this song Mr. Francis, click this link; this link.
This song focuses on the characteristic of the love of God, found in Jesus Christ. If there was one scripture verse that captures this love, it is Rom. 5:8 – “For God demonstrates His own love in this: While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
1 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 my glorious rest above.
2 O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
spread His praise from shore to shore!
How He loveth, ever loveth,
changeth never, nevermore!
How He watcheth o’er His loved ones,
died to call them all His own;
how for them He intercedeth,
watcheth o’er them from the throne.
3 O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
love of ev’ry love the best;
’tis an ocean vast of blessing,
’tis a haven sweet of rest.
O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
’tis heav’n of heav’ns to me;
and it lifts me up to glory,
for it lifts me up to Thee.