Here is Love – Vast as the Ocean

One of my favourite hymns is “Here is Love, Vast as the Ocean,” which describes what the Lord Jesus Christ did for mankind when He gave His life’s blood on the cross of Calvary.

Love Vast as the OceanThe hymn tells that “Through the floodgates of God’s mercy, Flowed a vast and gracious tide.”

Being a Christian is about grace; it’s about sensing God’s mercy and His grace for ourselves.

The second verse of the hymn speaks of “Heaven’s peace and perfect justice, Kissed a guilty world in love.” Experience of God’s love transforms the lives of those who receive it and it transforms their relationships with others.

The third verse declares that the ways of God’s Kingdom should be the ways of God’s people; if we do not act in peace, justice and love, then we are not God’s people.

The good news for all mankind is that “Christ died for sinners”  And we can experience the love of God for ourselves, by confessing all our sins to God; removing all doubtful things from our lives; submitting to the Holy Spirit and by confessing Jesus Christ as LORD. Because only as we give ourselves completely to God can we truly experience the love of God which is vast as the ocean.

Here are the complete lyrics for the song:

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
And Heaven’s peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love

About Don Fallon

Disciple of the Way
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