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O, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

O the deep, deep love of Jesus
Vast, unmeasured, boundless free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean,
In its fullnes over me,
Underneath me, all around me
Is the current of Thy love;
Leading onward, leading homeward,
To my glorious rest above.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Spread His praise from shore to shore!
How he loveth, ever loveth,
Changeth never, never more;
How he watches o'er his loved ones,
Died to call them all his own;
And for them he intercedeth,
Watcheth o'er them from the throne.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Love of every 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 up to Thee.


Crown Him With Many Crowns

Crown him with many crowns,
The lamb upon his throne;
Hark! how the heav'nly anthem drowns
All music but its own;
Awake my soul, and sing
Of him who died for thee,
And hail him as thy matchless King
Through all eternity.

Crown him the son of God,
Before the world began,
And ye who tread where he hath trod,
Crown him the son of man;
Who every grief hath known
That wrings the human breast,
And takes and bears them for his own,
That all in him may rest.

Crown him the Lord of love,
Behold his hands and side,
Those wounds, yet visiblel above,
In beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky
Can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his wondering eye
At mysteries so bright.

Crown him the Lord of life,
Who triumphed over the grave,
And rose victorious in the strife
For those he came to save.
Hi glories now we sing,
Who died and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring,
And lives that death may die.

Crown him the Lord of lords,
Who over all doth reign,
Who once on earth th'incarnate Word,
For ransomed sinner slain,
Now lives in realms of light,
Where saints with angels sing
Their songs before him day and night,
Their God, Redeemer, King.

The video for this is from the 50th coronation anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II. It is a magnificent rendition, which is fitting for such a magnificent picture.


Jesus Shall Reign

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
Does its sucessive journeys run;
His kingdom spread from shore to shore,
Till moons wax and wane no more.

To him shall endleses prayer be made,
And endless praises crown his head;
His name like sweet perfume shall rise
With every morning sacrifice.

People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on his love with sweetest song,
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on his name.

Let every creature rise and bring
Honour and glory to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud "Amen!"

Lyrics: Isaac Watts
Music: John Hatton


Rock of Ages (When the Day Seems Long)

Rock of Ages, when the day seems long,
From this labor and this heartache, I have come; 
The skies will wear out, but you remain the same, 
Rock of Ages, I praise your name.

Rock of Ages, you have brought me near; 
You have poured out your life-blood, your love, your tears, 
To make this stone heart come alive again; 
Rock of Ages, forgive my sin.


Rock of ages. Rock of ages; 
Bind your children until the kingdom comes; 
Rock of ages your will be done.

Rock of Ages, when in want or rest, 
My desperate need for such a Savior I confess; 
Pull these idols out from my heart embrace; 
Rock of Ages, I need your grace.

Rock of ages, broken, scorned for me,
Who am I that you would make me free?
To give me glory you took the death and pain,
Rock of Ages, my offering.

Rock of Ages, "It is done!" you cried. 
The curtain's torn and I see justice satisfied; 
Now write your mercy, on my heart and hands; 
Rock of ages, in faith I stand.

Rock of Ages, my great hope secure. 
Your promise holds just like an anchor to my soul; 
Bind your children with cords of love and grace. 
Rock of Ages, we give you praise.


Be Thou My Vision

I had never heard this song or sung it until I heard Michael Card's CD, Starkindler. I've heard many other versions since, but this one is still my favourite .

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,
Naught be all else to me save that thou art;
Thou my best thought by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom and thou my true word,
I ever with thee, and thou with me Lord;
Thou my great father, I thy true son,
Thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one

Riches I heed not nor man's empty gain,
Thou mine inheritance now and always;
Thou and thou only first in my heart,
High king of heaven, my treasure thou art.

High king of heaven my victory won,
May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's sun;
Heart of my own heart whatever befall,
Still be my vision, of ruler of all!