Browsing songs on line and I ran across this video. Oh… listening to the welsh just brought my heart to attention, so me being me thought.. A SUNDAY SONG! I hope you like it as much as I did!
Written by William Rees (at least for verse 1 & 2) and William Williams (verse 3 & 4). William Rees was Welshman who lived 1802-1883. A farmboy turned independent minister, writer editor, and political leader. He wrote a lot of verse and took his village school education as far as he could. He even founded the first Welsh newspaper!
William Williams also a Welshman was unable to attain priests order to the Church of England and therefore joined the Calvinistic Methodists. He traveled through Wales preaching and writing songs. Several of his songs, like with Rees, have been translated into English.
- Here is love, vast as the ocean,
Loving-kindness as the flood,
When the Prince of Life, 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 heav’n’s eternal days.
- 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 heav’n’s peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love.
- Let me, all Thy love accepting,
Love Thee, ever all my days;
Let me seek Thy kingdom only,
And my life be to Thy praise;
Thou alone shalt be my glory,
Nothing in the world I see;
Thou hast cleansed and sanctified me,
Thou Thyself hast set me free.
- In Thy truth Thou dost direct me
By Thy Spirit through Thy Word;
And Thy grace my need is meeting,
As I trust in Thee, my Lord.
Of Thy fullness Thou art pouring
Thy great love and pow’r on me,
Without measure, full and boundless,
Drawing out my heart to Thee.