The Story Behind How Deep the Father’s Love For Us
Stuart Townend, born in 1963, was raised in West Yorkshire, England, the youngest son of an Anglican priest. He began learning piano at a young age and started writing music at age 22. He has produced albums for Keith Routledge and Vinesong, among several others, and has also published eight solo albums to date. Some of his better-known songs include “How Deep the Father’s Love,” “The King of Love,” and “The Power of the Cross.” He remains working closely with friends Keith and Kristyn Getty and is currently a worship leader in Church of Christ the King in Brighton.
In 2005, Cross Rhythms magazine described Townend as "one of the most significant songwriters in the whole international Christian music field". The Christian website Crosswalk.com commented that "the uniqueness of Townend’s writing lies partly in its lyrical content. There is both a theological depth and poetic expression that some say is rare in today’s worship writing."