William Rees was known as a preacher and lecturer, poet, novelist, astronomer and political thinker, Rees pastored in Liverpool for over 30 years.
This wonderful hymn is a Welsh revival hymn. It speaks of the great and wonderful love of our Lord Jesus Christ who died for sinners like me. Only through his precious blood can we be forgiven of our sins. Amen.
I would like to specially thank Roy and family for first introducing us to this hymn at last year’s church camp. Thanks for all the friendship and fellowship that we can enjoy in Christ.
Words: William Rees
Music: Robert Lowry
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.