Here Is Love Vast As the Ocean

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1 Here is love, vast as the ocean,
loving kindness as the flood,
when the Prince oflife, our ransom,
shed for us his precious blood.
Who his love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing his praise?
He can never be forgotten
throughout heaven's eternal days.

2 On the mount of crucifixion
fountains opened deep and wide;
through the floodgates of God's mercy
flowed a vast and gracious tide.
Grace and love, like mighty rivers,
poured incessant from above,
and heaven's peace and perfect justice
kissed a guilty world in love.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #143

Author (st. 1, 2): William Rees

REES, WILLIAM (Gwilym Hiraethog; 1802-1883), Independent minister, writer editor, and political leader; born at Chwibren-isaf, a farm nestling at the foot of Mynydd Hiraethog, in the parish of Llansannan, Denbs., 8 Nov. 1802 , the second son of Dafydd and Ann Rees — his elder brother being Henry Rees (q.v.). His paternal grandfather was a native of Llandeilo who came as an exciseman from Wenvoe, Glam., to Llansannan, where he married Gwen Llwyd, a descendant of Hedd Molwynog, who had inherited Chwibren-isaf. The only education William Rees ever had was at the village school during the winter months, and he began to work on the farm and as a shepherd at an early age. However, he proceeded to educate himself, and under the direction of Robe… Go to person page >

Translator: William Edwards

Born: March 16, 1848, Llanafon, in a small white-washed farmhouse on the borders of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, Wales. Died: February 28, 1929, Cardiff, Wales. Buried: Cardiff, Wales. From Pontypool Baptist College, Edwards went to Regent’s Park, graduated from London University, was a tutor at Haverfordwest Baptist College (1872-80), then returned to Pontypool as principal and tutor in New Testament Greek. In 1882, he was one of the chief promoters of University College, Cardiff (of whose council he was a member the rest of his life). He was one of the most active supporters of the move of his own college from Pontypool to Cardiff in 1883. Edwards published many small books, and his translation of the New Testament from Gr… Go to person page >

Author (attibuted to sts. 3, 4): William Williams

William Williams, called the "Watts of Wales," was born in 1717, at Cefn-y-coed, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire. He originally studied medicine, but abandoned it for theology. He was ordained Deacon in the Church of England, but was refused Priest's Orders, and subsequently attached himself to the Calvinistic Methodists. For half a century he travelled in Wales, preaching the Gospel. He died in 1791. Williams composed his hymns chiefly in the Welsh language; they are still largely used by various religious bodies in the principality. Many of his hymns have appeared in English, and have been collected and published by Sedgwick. His two principal poetical works are "Hosannah to the Son of David," and "Gloria in Excelsis." --Annotati… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Here is love as vast as the ocean
Title: Here Is Love Vast As the Ocean
Welsh Title: Dy­ma gar­iad fel y mor­oedd
Author (st. 1, 2): William Rees
Translator: William Edwards
Author (attibuted to sts. 3, 4): William Williams
Language: English

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #143Text
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #222
Complete Mission Praise #987
Scripture Song Database #1432
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #174
Small Church Music #3769Audio
The Christian Life Hymnal #254
The Cyber Hymnal #2322TextScoreAudio



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