Friday, April 22, 2011

How Deep The Father's Love for Us

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 
Words and Music by Stuart Townend

Listen to this song on Mars Hill band's "Kenosis" page.


Gretchen said...

Thank You, Jesus. My words seem so weak. But...thank You.

Marilyn said...

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;

The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.


Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

aunt rebecca said...

Beautiful music

the first time I heard the one Marilyn shared was when Pastor Chuck Smith came out, sat down on the stage steps, and sang it a capella, solo.


Jean said...

I wish I had been there. :) Everyone should post their favorite Easter songs.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and praying for you all. I love the picture posted on Wed. April 20th- weeping angel.

Daddy's baby girl, princess, musician, content, loving, filled with the grace of God. Annie you are missed and loved.

- Maurita

Anonymous said...

The one Marilyn posted is one of my favs too.
Sue Powell

The Klassen's said...

Dear Jean, I have been reading your blog for about 6 months. You and your family have shown amazing strength and endurance. Your daughter has truly touched my life. I am deeply sorry for your loss, That your little girl had to go thru so much, but know that it was not invain....God has used your family to bless me and give me courage. Our son is sick. His future is uncertain. May God grant me the strength to be strong for my Zachy as you have been so strong for Annie.
No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry,
Till final breath
Jesus comands my destiny.....
Love In Christ, Tanis

Jean said...

Thank you for sharing this, Tanis. I will pray for you & Zach. I looked on your blog--it's a tough thing to try to manage/figure out/caregive/love/trust through situations like Zach's. Very difficult. I have to tell you, the line of the song you included at the end of your post is a song we sang at Annie's memorial service. I love those words: Jesus commands my destiny.