Sunday, July 13, 2008

Song for Sunday

O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
(words by Samuel Trevor Francis, adapted by Thomas John Williams)
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 vast of blessing,
’Tis a haven sweet of 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!
Similar to those bloggers who post a "Thursday Thirteen," "Wordless Wednesday," or "Favorite Photo Friday," I've decided to do my own weekly post on Sundays. I am more than blessed to attend a church that sings rich music, both in words and melody. I was reminded this weekend, though, of how easy it can be to sing through such lyrics without pausing to meditate on the truth being communicated. The Lord really pierced my heart with this old hymn this morning as I was singing through the worship music and helping lead the congregation. After what has been an extremely mixed bag of emotions this weekend, both laughter and tears, these words were as a balm to my soul.


Panda-Mom said...

I LOVE IT! Song for Sunday. You, my dear, will have no problem thinking of posts for this one.

I was in a meeting last night and couldn't answer the phone. Today is crazy, but if you need then please just call! ; )

Ashley said...

Thanks for backing me up on "The Boring Life of a Single Woman"'s post on same-sex marriages.