Here is Love, Vast as the Ocean

Here is Love, Vast as the Ocean
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“Here is Love, Vast as the Ocean”

Happy Worship Wednesday!

I don’t know how long I will be doing these kind of ‘worship’ posts but this song is inspired by my upcoming article on the Welsh Revival (Coming SOON!).  The song, Here is Love, Vast as the Ocean, was written by the Welsh preacher, William Rees (1802-1883). The third and fourth verses were added by William Williams.

 

‘This song had a great impact during the Welsh Revival of 1904 and was known as the ‘love song of the revival’.

‘Here is love, vast as the ocean,
Lovingkindness as the flood,
When the Prince of Life, our Ransom,
Shed for us His precious blood.
Who His love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten,
Throughout Heav’n’s eternal days.

On the mount of crucifixion,
Fountains opened deep and wide;
Through the floodgates of God’s mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide.
Grace and love, like mighty rivers,
Poured incessant from above,
And Heav’n’s peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love.

Let me all Thy love accepting,
Love Thee, ever all my days;
Let me seek Thy kingdom only
And my life be to Thy praise;
Thou alone shalt be my glory,
Nothing in the world I see.
Thou hast cleansed and sanctified me,
Thou Thyself hast set me free.

In Thy truth Thou dost direct me
By Thy Spirit through Thy Word;
And Thy grace my need is meeting,
As I trust in Thee, my Lord.
Of Thy fullness Thou art pouring
Thy great love and power on me,
Without measure, full and boundless,
Drawing out my heart to Thee.’

 

Listen to it here in Welsh:

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