Deep, Deep Love - Hymn
Deep, Deep Love – Hymn
Lyrics by Lauri Lou Jones; Music by Ben Everson
Deep, deep Truth
That shows us what we are—
Far from grace and from hope barred;
Points to God, knowing of our loss,
Planting firm a Savior’s cross.
Deep, deep Grace
That reaches past our sin;
Disregards what should have been;
Clasps the heart, never to let go—
Writes in blood a pardon to the soul.
Deep, deep Peace
That comes, despite our past;
Lets us know God holds us fast;
Lifts our eyes to see from where it came—
Shows Life lost so ours could be reclaimed.
Deep, deep Love
That calls His children friends;
Sweeter than we comprehend;
Makes forever seem not very long
Joining praises in a heavenly song!
Whom having not seen, we love.
We fix our eyes on You.
Notes from Lauri Lou Jones
I went to Sunday School class on the last Sunday of February 2016 with high hopes for getting something special out of our time together: something that would drag me over the threshold of March. (I’m only half joking there! It had been a gloomy sort of week, and I was discouraged.)
God gave me a jolt when the teacher read us I Peter 1:8: “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.” What followed was an incredible devotional time—not necessarily in the words themselves, but in this incredible sense of God’s precious thoughts toward His children.
It got me contemplating the process through which we become acquainted with God: the truth, grace, peace, and love that defines Who He is. I sat there remembering back to these four realizations in my life when, as an eighteen-year-old, I looked up toward God and said, “Alright. I’m done with all the doubting. I believe in You. Help my unbelief.” And He did.
To me, this song is a celebration. Unlike many celebration songs, however, it’s simple, both in word and tune. There’s nothing “big” about it. But to me, it’s a token of God’s blessing—when He reached down into our Sunday School class and reminded us of our reason to sing.