At the Prayer Meeting this Sunday afternoon (4:30pm until 5:30pm at Mangotsfield Primary School) we're going to sing Here is Love. Many of us will be familiar with the two-verse version. However, there is a five-verse version by Sovereign Grace Music. The five-verse the version is the one we're going to sing on Sunday afternoon. Have a look at the wonderful words...
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 flood-gates 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.
Here is love that conquered evil:
Christ, the firstborn from the grave;
Death has failed to be found equal
To the life of Him who saves.
In the valley of our darkness
Dawned from everlasting light;
Perfect love in glorious radiance
Has repelled death's hellish night.
That same love beyond all measure,
Mocked and slain by hateful men,
Lives and reigns in resurrection
And can never die again.
Here is love for all the ages,
Radiant Sun of Heaven He stands,
Calling home his Father's children,
Holding forth His wounded hands.
Here is love, vast as the heavens;
Countless as the stars above
Are the souls that He has ransomed,
Precious daughters, treasured sons.
We are called to feast forever
on a love beyond our time;
Glorious Father, Son and Spirit,
Now with man are intertwined.