The best of loves

[That you] 'may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.' Eph.3.18-19


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 my 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 over His loved ones,

Died to call them all His own;

How for them He intercedeth,

Watcheth over them from His 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.


Samuel Trevor Francis (1834-1925)


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