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Posted:  13 Sep 2005 13:50
I am in search of the Hymn Lyrics of:
"How Deep The Fathers Love For Us"
Thanks & God Bless
Jackie Hughes
Posted:  15 Sep 2005 02:25   Last Edited By: steveliu
Hi Jackie,

Here's what I found.

How deep the Father's love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He would give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross
My guilt upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no powr's, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

©1995 Kingsway's Thankyou Music
Words and Music by Stuart Townend

These lyrics are provided for educational purposes only. If you wish to use these in a performance, please purchase the music. You can find it here, among other places:

How Deep the Father's Love for Us Sheet Music

Hope it helps!

Posted:  28 Mar 2006 04:10
Thank you so much.
Posted:  18 Jan 2007 01:31
This song at once stirs and fills my soul. Jo Ann
Posted:  18 Jan 2007 21:02
this hymn is so powerful its beyond words.
Posted:  05 Apr 2007 02:32
This song brought me to tears.
Posted:  09 Apr 2007 05:06
everytime I hear this song I shed tears. Thank you Jesus
Posted:  09 May 2007 05:10
thank you.  this is beautiful, and true.
Posted:  11 Jul 2007 17:26
I sang this for corban music camp and i love it!!!! I was looking everywhere for the lyrics!!!!! It's a really touching song:-)
Posted:  05 Nov 2007 04:41
When asked when I thought it had been written, I guessed sometime in the 1700-1800's. Then to see it was written in 1995, man!  I never dreamed something this rich and deep could've come from our generation.
Posted:  07 Nov 2007 09:35
Posted:  27 Jan 2008 06:20
Hi, I am searching of the song which has lyric like this ... FROM THE FIRST CRY, UNTIL THE FINAL BREATH ....Please help me. Thanks.Evie.
Posted:  04 Mar 2008 07:18
The song is "In Christ Alone"

In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For ev'ry sin on Him was laid—
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine—
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow'r of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand.

Amazingly powerful song!
Posted:  29 Apr 2008 19:48
Gorgeous song. What an amazing God we have.
Posted:  07 May 2008 14:46
Been singing (or marring) this song since Sunday when it was sung at church.. Very powerful words and wonderful melody..  Thought I'd do a search and get all the verses and words right!   Nice site here. 

It's also nice to see another similar song lyrics posted and it too is another favorite of mine. 

Each week depending on the praise music shared at worship one or another song becomes stuck in my mind..  What a wonderful way to be reminded of these truths.. Almost like scripture memory!  This is the song of the week for me this week!
Posted:  02 Jun 2008 14:57
"How Deep The Fathers Love For Us"  really hits the heart of the Gospel.  What a merciful God we have; to send his Son, who knew no sin, to die as a propitiation for our sins.  For it was my sin that put Jesus on the cross.

Yet we were made righteous in Him, as the Cross is only way us sinners can be reconciled to a Holy God.  My best works are but filthy rags.

What an awesome song, that just lays the truth wide open.  I pray that all who hear the words on this song may be blessed.  Take care.
Posted:  17 Aug 2008 09:20
We need more songs like these
Posted:  17 Aug 2008 09:48
It is true that GOD is good. Just as the Holy Scripture says "there is none righteous not even one....there is none who does good not even one." we are so sinful from the day we are born. We broke GOD's perfect law, we all have either stolen something,lied,commited adultry and let us remember that Jesus says who ever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultry in their heart; so it means lusting,we murdered, jesus says that who ever hates someone has commited murder in their heart. Remember that GOD says if we break even one law we are guilty of them all.We all have sinned GOD is good because he himself became a man named Jesus who was the Christ the Son of GOD he lived a perfect life, he commited no sin he was sinless because he was GOD.He willingly gave his life by crucifiction for us and he came back to life so that we may have eternal life.GOD says that he  wants us to repent of our sinful ways and to turn to him for forgiveness.And to trust in Him for everything and to live for him and not our selves, and most importantly to Love him because he first Loved us not because we did something good but because he willingly chooses to.God says that when we have faith in Him that we are saved by Grace throught and that not of ourselves that no one may bost, but it is a GIFT from GOD. so let us rejoice in this wonderful act of GOD that He saved us let us live not like thie rest of the world, but different, Holy and blameless because our GOD justified us by His blood. May glory be to our King Jesus who is the one true living GOD May Jesus Bless you steveliu and Jackie and all who read this from a brother in Christ here at SWBTS, FT WORTH, TX
Posted:  12 Sep 2008 08:14
What and AWESOME GOD we serve.It was HIM who inspired men and women to write such inspiring words to touch the very souls of sinful man. I for one will remind myself regularly of the cost of my salvation and these hymns will be constant reminders.
Thank you to all those who provided lyrics and to the Father who inspired them.
Michelle, Croydon
Posted:  03 Nov 2008 00:35
Love this song very powerful
Posted:  08 Nov 2008 06:31
This song is awesome!!!
Posted:  15 Nov 2008 15:01
Interesting that both songs were written by the same guy, and both recently.  Townend has a deep commitment to the revealing the glory of God through music.  I'd like to find some backing scripture for each song - any suggestions?
Posted:  21 Mar 2009 21:27
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no powr's, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

YES! such meaning in this verse. This song's been on my heart for a while!
Posted:  29 Jul 2009 04:04
wow i heard this song and i lovelovelove it!!! i had to find the lyrics!!
Posted:  11 Nov 2009 16:48
The song is just wonderful, has the meaning in it. cheers to the writer. It touches my heart
Posted:  16 Nov 2009 20:11
A fine hymn and a wonderful tune.  Keep writing them ! Richard Thomas
Posted:  26 Jul 2010 06:14
There also an extra verse to 'How Deep the Father's Love'. I dont know who wrote, but I think it is a lovely addition to a beautiful song.

Behold the lamb upon the throne,
The sons all brought to glory
Cry halleluiah to the Lamb
And sing redemption story

Then all creation joined as one
The wretch is now God’s treasure
By faith alone through grace alone
In Christ alone forever

Stephen, Aberdeen
Posted:  07 Dec 2010 20:14
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom.

I just love this! Why should we gain? who are we. but while we were sinners, christ died for us!!!!!
Posted:  07 Dec 2010 22:00
The Mckameys sing this on their c.d.  This is them singing it on youtube.
Posted:  29 Dec 2010 01:51
Thanks, I will register and become a part of this wonderful website.
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