"Vast, Unmeasured, Boundless, Free"...How deep is the love of Jesus for me? I found it encouraging just the other day to listen to this song, and realize that although I don't know just how great His love is, that these adjectives put a proper perspective on it. Meditate on that and be blessed!
The words date back to 1875, written by S. Trevor Francis. The music (in my opinion) commonly associated with the hymn is a bit moribund; the recording on the CD I was listening to (available here, by SMS) is far more uplifting. The CD is Lift Up Your Voice.
O The Deep, Deep Love Of Jesus
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!