How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

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"How Deep the Father's Love for Us" is a modern Christian hymn written and composed by Stuart Townend. The hymn's lyrics praise and admire the love of God the Father and the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ. Learn more about the author and watch video performances of this hymn below!

How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should 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 sin 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 power, 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.

Stuart Townend Copyright © 1995 Thankyou Music (Adm. by CapitolCMGPublishing.com excl. UK & Europe, adm. by Integrity Music, part of the David C Cook family, songs@integritymusic.com)

Songwriters Stuart Townend Published by Copyright © 1995 Thankyou Music

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."


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