New Song Spotlight: How Vast the Love

As we begin 1 John we seek to reflect on the love of God show to us that we are called to imitate and show towards others. Some of the themes that come out of 1 John that are reflected in this song are advocacy (2:1), cleansing from sin (1:7, 2:2), forgiveness (1:9), and eternal life (2:24-25) to name just a few. This song fits into the “Adoration”, “Assurance” and “Affirmation of Faith” liturgical categories. It encourages us to see the beauty of Christ, and then respond in faithfulness as the last verse calls us, “And in His strength we’ll labor, His promises our hope. Thus far His love has led us! His love will lead us home!”

Verse 1
Come gaze upon your Savior
Behold your great High Priest
Draw near in awe and wonder
His cross has spoken peace

Verse 2
Come rest from sin and striving
Find endless stores of grace
The heart that turns to Jesus
Is cleansed from every stain

Chorus
Oh, how deep, how wide, how long
Oh, how vast the love of Jesus
Oh, how sure, how sweet, how strong
Oh, how vast His love for us

Verse 3
So lift your eyes to Jesus
Arise from doubt and shame
His blood cries, ‘It is finished!’
Our life is in His name

Verse 4
What now can separate us?
Can death or pain or fear?
We have this strong assurance
In Christ we’ve been brought near

And in His strength we’ll labor
His promises our hope
Thus far His love has led us!
His love will lead us home!

Music and words by Lacy Hudson, Joel Sczebel, and Marc Willerton. © 2019 Sovereign Grace Worship/ASCAP, Sovereign Grace Praise/BMI (adm. worldwide at CapitolCMGPublishing.com, excluding the UK & Europe which is adm. by Integrity Music). Sovereign Grace Music, a division of Sovereign Grace Churches. All rights reserved.

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