Tuesday, June 09, 2009

New song at Topeka Bible Church: Oh the Deep, Deep Love

Many times, I don't know if a song will be a keeper until we actually try it out. The song we are learning now (Say So) was good to get TBC up and running. Judging by the response, it will be a keeper. However, there's a new song called Oh the Deep, Deep Love written by Samuel Trevor Francis (1834-1925) and rewritten (added words and music) by Bob Kauflin that I know will be a keeper even before we do it. And if I'm wrong, I'll have egg on my face. Here are the words and a link to an MP3 sample of the music.

And if you want to catch Bob give a talk about an example of what makes a bad tune bad...check it out here.

By the way, you can sing “O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus” to the tune of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” or "Come Thou Fount" - take your pick. Interesting. The meter of lyric has worked for years, and still does.

Oh the Deep, Deep Love

Verse 1

Oh 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 Your love
Leading onward, leading homeward
To Your glorious rest above


Oh the deep, deep love
All I need and trust
Is the deep, deep love of Jesus

Verse 2

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Spread His praise from shore to shore
How He came to pay our ransom
Through the saving cross He bore
How He watches o’er His loved ones
Those He died to make His own
How for them He’s interceding
Pleading now before the throne

Verse 3

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Far surpassing all the rest
It’s an ocean full of blessing
In the midst of every test
Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus
Mighty Savior, precious Friend
You will bring us home to glory
Where Your love will never end

Original Words by Samuel Trevor Francis (1834-1925). Music, chorus, and alternate words by Bob Kauflin.
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1 comment:

  1. I really like that song! Last weekend, I played it over and over.