Lyrics as Poetry, Part II

Ever since I posted the lyrics to “Gone” several days ago, I’ve been thinking some about how poetic the words to songs can be. I guess if it’s a good song, it probably has decent lyrics, right? Case in point: Hanson’s 90s epic anthem, “MMMBop.” Soak in the profound truths of the chorus:
Mmm bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du bop, ba duba dop
Ba du

Oh, I love a good chuckle to start off the week. Not to pick on Hanson too much…sometimes I need some mindless fun in my radio choices. Just not that song.

Anyway, here are the words to a song that not many people know. The melody is as hauntingly beautiful as the words, so I hope you get to hear it someday if you haven’t already. The imagery, too, is mesmerizing to me. As you read the words please start of your week knowing how loved you are and how precious you are to God.

“O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus”
Words by S. Trevor Francis/Music by Thomas J. Williams

O 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 Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward to Thy glorious rest above!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, spread His praise from shore to shore!
How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore!
How He watches o’er His loved ones, died to call them all His own;
How for them He intercedeth, watcheth o’er them from the throne!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of every love the best!
’Tis an ocean full of blessing, ’tis a haven giving rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, ’tis a heaven of heavens to me;
And it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee!