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O the deep, deep love of Jesus, Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!... beautiful words used to describe the deep love of Jesus for His people. #deepdeeploveofJesus #hymnsandsongs

1. 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 Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward
To Thy glorious rest above!


2. O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Spread His praise from shore to shore!
How He loveth, ever loveth,
Changeth never, nevermore!
How He watches o’er His loved ones,
Died to call them all His own;
How for them He intercedeth,
Watcheth o’er them from the throne!


3. 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 heaven of heavens to me;
And it lifts me up to glory,
For it lifts me up to Thee!

          by Samuel Trevor Francis


The minute I heard the word for today, deep, I thought of this old hymn. I have loved it for years! What a wonderful reminder of the love Jesus has for us. It also puts into poetic words, the truth of the Scripture in Romans 8:38-39.
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers,
nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,

nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 ESV    
Yes, we know Jesus loves us intellectually, but it doesn’t always filter to our hearts when we are struggling. We forget the pain and agony Christ’s death involved. We don’t think through what the separation from the Father meant to Him…for the first time in all eternity! It is impossible for us to conceptualize what that would be like!      stop
At Christmas, we forget what it must have been like for Jesus to go from being the King of glory in heaven with all of His rights and privileges to a helpless baby in a manger, born to parents who were barely above poverty themselves. The contrast must have been stark! It is a reminder of Philippians 2 where He talks about His mindset, that He wants us to have.
 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
who, though he was in the form of God,
did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,
being born in the likeness of men.

And being found in human form,
he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross.
Philippians 2:5-8 ESV
He came to the world with the purpose of dying for our sin in order to pay for our redemption. He knew from the beginning how it would all end. He would die. He would be deserted by His closest friends. The pain was on so many levels. But He did it anyway. What deep, deep love!