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 Here is love, vast as the ocean...

This hymn was song by solist's in the Welsh Revival. It was favoured by Evan Roberts. There was a major emphasis on the cross of christ in the preaching and singing during this time in Welsh area. It's a shame we don't sing it more in christian circles now.

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[b]HERE IS LOVE[/b]

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.

lyrics here:
http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/h/e/herelove.htm


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Hi Greg
This has been firm favourite in many groups for about 3 years here in the UK. It in now in several recent song books.

It is wonderful how this hymn passes from worship to genuine receiving of the glories sung. There are not many hymns that will take you from declaration to aspiration and then to reception.


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It is wonderful how this hymn passes from worship to genuine receiving of the glories sung. There are not many hymns that will take you from declaration to aspiration and then to reception.


Yes it seems many newer songs affect the heart but leave the mind intact. These hymns affect the mind and affections at the same time, bringing the whole facualty of man into worship with God.


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Yes it seems many newer songs affect the heart but leave the mind intact. These hymns affect the mind and affections at the same time, bringing the whole facualty of man into worship with God.



Sadly enough, I feel that many newer songs (contemporary worship songs, not hymns) touch neither heart nor mind, they only stir the soul (viz. our emotions). Sometimes they even seem to be written more to stir emotions than to glorify God. How sad that is... :-( Many newer hymns, on the other hand (at least the Swedish ones), seem to be more constructed than birthed. You can usually tell the difference...

Sorry if I sound pessimistic, but the whole thing makes me so sad. May God raise up new hymn writers among us that will once again give us treasures like the great revival hymns of the past! But those hymns will have to be birthed, birthed by people who are also we willing to go through the labour pains. The suffering always comes before the glory.


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