How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

I have a new favorite song. The lyrics bring the meaning of the cross to the surface for me. We’ll be singing this one this Sunday! It’s written like an old hymn, so I was surprised to find the author still alive! (Sorry Mr. Townsend, but thanks for the great song). You can read the story behind the song on his blog.

How Deep the Father’s Love for UsWritten by: Stuart Townend

How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He would 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 guilt upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking 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 powr’s, 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

© 1995 Kingsway’s Thankyou Music
CCLI# 1558110

Posted on March 13, 2007, in Music. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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