Thursday, August 24, 2006

Here Is Love

This is one of my 'new' favorite 'old' hymns that we sang at church this past Sunday. The only link I could find where you can hear it is at The Cyber Hymnal. It sounds even better with the guitar (although I'm probably a little biased because I am married to an incredible guitar player). Matt Redman sings a version of it on the Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern CD. Read the words and let them penetrate your heart!

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.

2 comments:

Christina said...

Thanks for sharing this. I have always loved hymns.

Christina

Alex (Reason Music) said...

Hi there,

I'm part of a group from Sydney writing new music for churches as well as some contemporary arrangements of old hymns, including that wonderful song "Here Is Love".

I noticed your comments and thought you might be interested in our site www.reason.mu which has a demo mp3 recording of that particular song, full piano sheet music and guitar lead sheets (all free). There's also a new version of "Man Of Sorrows", and we'll be adding "Be Thou My Vision" over the next week or two.

All the music is available at www.reason.mu/music.php. We also have some training resources for church musicians. Check out the site and feel free to let your music team know about it too if you think they'll find it helpful :)

Hope it's a blessing to you!

Alex