From The Hymnal ~ How Deep the Father's Love for Us

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Today I've gone outside of my typical hymns and have chosen a more contemporary song - one I think of as hymn of today. I love this song and use it in my personal time with the Lord as both praise and prayer. As we close in the on season of the resurrection, I pray that it's message touches you also.

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God. 1 John 3:1

How Deep The Father's Love For Us lyrics
Stuart Townsend

How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocing voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything-
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ-
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom
(REPEAT)

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10 comments:

  1. Linda Stubbs said...:

    Good morning..........we woke up to snow.........can you believe it? It won't stay for long........I hope.

    Have a blessed Sonday.......and thank you for the beautiful Hymn......you are always so thoughtful. I enjoy YOU!
    Hugs, Linda

  1. Marie Anne said...:

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing that message today.

  1. It's beautiful and moving. Thanks!

  1. Olive Cooper said...:

    I love that song too Gail!

  1. Karen said...:

    Gail, love this hymn. We sing this at our church. Thanks for sharing!

  1. Patty Sumner said...:

    I love this hymn. The group Selah has a beautiful version of this. Oh, the wonderful, boundless love of our Father. Praise His Holy name! Blessings!

  1. Debbie said...:

    I love this song. I thought at first that I hadn't ever heard it. When I clicked the video, I realized that I had. It's so beautiful.

  1. Shug said...:

    How lovely. I have never heard this song before and I thank you for sharing it...What powerful words...
    Blessings,
    Shug

  1. Tina said...:

    This was beautiful Gail! Such a great message...Thank you for sharing!

  1. artteachergirl said...:

    Thank you! I love that song! Great message and added to my day. Best, Vicki

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