O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus ~ Hymn

O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus – Samuel Francis (1834 – 1925)

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 His 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 watcheth 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 ev’ry, love the best!
‘Tis an ocean vast of blessing,
‘Tis a haven sweet of rest.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus
‘Tis a heav’n of heav’ns to me;
And it lifts me up to glory,
For it lifts me, Lord, to Thee!


This is one of my favorite hymns. The words are so rich and the minor key that it is written in takes me back to my Russian heritage.

Photo taken at Pacific Ocean just South of  Naval Air Station Pt. Mugu. Our son Josh is the one on the rock outcropping, April 21, 2007.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

7 thoughts on “O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus ~ Hymn

  1. THis hymn used to be on one of my OLD cassette tapes!! I LOVED to sing along to it, and haven’t heard it since. Thx for the reminder.

    Enjoy your “North”!

  2. Hi, do anyone know whether we have a Russian or Ukrainian translation of this Hymn? i think I have heard it somewhere.
    By the way, I am an Indian believer writing from India and by God’s grace, ‘ya znaayu chu-chut Russki. Pazhalusta esli u kovo to est eta pesnya pa russki, daite mne pa email : dr_jj1000@yahoo.com Spasiba. Even an MP3 file or a link to this file will be appreciated. Or does anyone have any other song similar to this one? Pls help me. God bless. 🙂

    • Jacob my Russian Hymnal is at my home in the state of Washington. I’ll look up the hymn and try to scan it and email it to you later in November…

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