Songs & Hymns

How Deep the Father's Love for us

(Prayer, Reflection)
This contemporary hymn by Stuart Townend reminds us of the way in which God showed his love by sending his son Jesus to die on the cross for our salvation.

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How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That he should 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 sin 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 power, 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.

This arrangement © 1995 Thankyou Music/Admin. by This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence. CCLI Song No. 1558110. Please include every item you copy in your annual report, quoting 'Worship Workshop'.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions.

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