Hymn Study: Oh the Deep Deep Love of Jesus

Have you ever sat back and listened to a bunch of men around you sing a hymn together?  Just listened to those deep voices of men praising God together?

I had the privilege on Thursday of doing just that.

I joined hubby for the closing session of Banner of Truth conference this year, along with my 11 year old son.    The men sang "Oh the Deep Deep Love of Jesus".

It was just LOVELY, seriously LOVELY to sit back and listen.

Here is the session:

Here are the 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!

I found it very difficult to find a video of men singing this lovely old hymn.  Wasn't crazy about it but it's not a horrid rendition, just seemed very fast.  :)

Anyways, this hymn was written by: S.Trevor Francis.  A man who loved open air preaching and writing hymns.  He was a young man going through..what some might call a time of troubles.. troubling enough that he was tempted to end it all.  But then asked himself... do you love Jesus.   His answer?  “I do believe with my whole heart.”  His faith reaffirmed, he continued working his way onward.

This hymn speaks to his love for the Lord God.  Pretty cool eh?

I'll leave you with this rendition.

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  1. Interesting. I don't know these words and I couldn't find the song in the session you shared but then I did not sit and listen to the whole hour. I listened to a bit of the boys chorale and the other version. I found it interesting that in the last version you shared, the tune is "Morning Has Broken", a song I grew up singing with my mom.

    1. Hubby mentioned there were two tunes it is sung to. Too bad you couldn't hear the men sing.. it was marvellous.


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