Here is Love


Here is love, vast as the ocean,
Loving kindness 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 heaven’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,
Heaven’s peace and perfect justice,
Kissed a guilty world in love.

Let me, all your love accepting,
Love you ever all my days;
Let me seek your kingdom only
And my life be to your praise;
You alone shall be my glory,
Nothing in the world I see.
You have cleansed and sanctified me,
Jesus you have set me free.

Words: William Rees (1802-1883)
Trans. William Edwards (1848-1929)