O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

Samuel T. Francis, 1875 (1834-1925)

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean
In its fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me,
Is the current of Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward
To Thy glorious rest above!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Spread His praise from shore to shore!
How He loveth, ever loveth,
Changeth never, nevermore!
How He watches o’er His loved ones,
Died to call them all His own;
How for them He intercedeth,
Watcheth o’er them from the throne!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Love of every love the best!
‘Tis an ocean full of blessing,
’tis a haven giving rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
’tis a heaven of heavens to me;
And it lifts me up to glory,
for it lifts me up to Thee!

This song is so precious to me…

I praise Him for His presence in my life and the strength that only He can give to carry on.

It has been such a blessing the past few weeks to have our daughter, Melony and her family in our church services… It is such a joy to be able to hear her lovely voice in the small congregation…to have the hopping little feet of Andrea as she tries to walk on he heels in her nicely polished white shoes in her pretty little Sunday dress, hair all neatly arranged and her happy little face… to have Andy with his sweet disposition as he often snuggles lovingly up to me… to have Seth who listens so intently in the Sunday School class and is able to quote Scriptures from the Bible Memory book and to have Tim helping with handing out song books and ushering when he isn’t with his dad, Jim, who has been preaching in Ohio and finishing up with some of the loose ends in Ohio and also doing his driving job to keep food on the table.

Lord, I thank you for allowing me the joy of having them close at least for a while.

I always prayed for my parents when we were away in the ministry, that He would send someone in my place to minister to them and their needs and he did that in so many wonderful ways.

I also pray for my children and grandchildren that they will have people in there churches and ministries that will do things with them that I wish that I could do, and I have seen that prayer answered many times.

God is so good.

I lift up my hands to the Lord in Praise.


  1. You couldn’t be here to help but God has blessed us with a great week of VBS and many many people who helped – that was a great encouragement.

  2. PS. Nice to see you post here.

  3. Nice thoughts, Mom. I do miss all of our family. Thank goodness for the internet and the telephone. We’re so glad you are getting to spend time with Melony’s family and enjoy them in your church. What a blessing!

  4. This is good writing. I enjoyed “seeing” the picture of it in my heart. I love Melony’s voice… and her tears, too. She always cries when I sing… I think it’s because she likes it our because she is so releaved that I did not grow up to be an ax murderer as she feared.

  5. I love it mom. I think this is great. I never saw this. What a dummy I am. That Kenny is so fun. It sure was fun to see everyone at Hillary’s. I just saw the pic of us all yesterday. I have stayed busy. Please pray for TJ, Cindy and Charity. God may use us yet. Not Australia but family. That’s fine with me. I really just want to be used.
    Love Ya

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