Hymn Study: How Deep the Father's Love for Us


We sang this song a week or so before vacation.
As always my heart was broken and then raised again.
God's love for us... sometimes I find it so unfathomable.



Lyrics:

How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss -
The Father turns His face away,
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory.

Behold the man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders;
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life -
I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything,
No gifts, no power, no wisdom;
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer;
But this I know with all my heart -
His wounds have paid my ransom.

Stuart Townend Copyright © 1995 Thankyou Music (Adm. by CapitolCMGPublishing.com excl. UK & Europe, adm. by Integrity Music, part of the David C Cook family, songs@integritymusic.com)


Written by Stuart Townend.   His words are poetry to my soul, reminding me of the depth of God's love for me and all his very own children.

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2 comments

  1. Two lines in this song always cause a catch in my singing:
    His dying breath has brought me life.
    and
    His wounds have paid my ransom.

    It is personal and oh, how I am glad it is!

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    1. Those are the words that pick my heart up again. :)

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