Wayside Gospel Chapel is indebted to David Morris for bringing this hymn to our attention!
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
1 John 3:1
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us,
and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:10
Here is love, vast as the ocean,
Lovingkindness 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 Heav’n’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,
And Heav’n’s peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love.
Let me all Thy love accepting,
Love Thee, ever all my days;
Let me seek Thy kingdom only
And my life be to Thy praise;
Thou alone shalt be my glory,
Nothing in the world I see.
Thou hast cleansed and sanctified me,
Thou Thyself hast set me free.
In Thy truth Thou dost direct me
By Thy Spirit through Thy Word;
And Thy grace my need is meeting,
As I trust in Thee, my Lord.
Of Thy fullness Thou art pouring
Thy great love and power on me,
Without measure, full and boundless,
Drawing out my heart to Thee.
Original Welsh title: DYMA CARIAD FEL Y MOROEDD.
Known as “the love song of the Welsh Revival”, and “the great anthem of the Welsh Revival of 1904”.
Words: William Rees (Gwilym Hiraethog,1802-1883), verses 1-2; William Williams possibly wrote verses 3-4; trans. from Welsh to English by William Edwards, "The Baptist Book of Praise" (1900).
Music: Robert Lowry, 1876.
Cyber Hymmal at www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/h/e/herelove.htm [accessed 16 SEP 2010].
Hymnary.org at http://www.hymnary.org/node/6308 [accessed 16 SEP 2010].
For beautiful renditions of this hymns see the following:
Huw Priday during the Welsh Revival Centenary Celebrations in the Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales (November, 2004) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APrUPPC8bFY&feature=related [accessed 16 SEP 2010].
Katherine Jenkins leads the Morriston Tabernacle Chapel congregation at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpEaflHQbwI&feature=related [accessed 16 SEP 2010].
The Three Northwoods Tenors at the Northwoods Hymn Festival, Minocqua, Wisconsin (2009) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hdZ-g6ngaE&feature=related [accessed 16 SEP 2010].
Robin Mark at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdYAPBLQMWA [accessed 16 SEP 2010].
Matt Redman at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8YOPj5TnUM&feature=related
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxWumdXi5sc&feature=related [accessed 16 SEP 2010].
Michael O’Dwyer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0prKM_zOPP4&feature=related [accessed 16 SEP 2010].
Also see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JomY7ErToTo&feature=related [accessed 16 SEP 2010].