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O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

It was a cold dark night as a young teenager began to walk along the Thames River on his way home. As he began to cross the bridge, a voice seemed to say, “End this misery!” As Samuel Trevor Francis looked at the rushing water ready to take his own life, he suddenly felt the overwhelming power of Jesus’ love for him!

Francis’ doubts and questions about his life and faith almost caused him to end his own life but the love of Jesus reached through that dark moment to remind him of His love. After this experience, Francis dedicated the next 70 years of his life to the ministry and penned the well-known hymn O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus.

Do you have doubts about faith or life in general? Francis aptly illustrated God’s great love for you, His child! His love is like an all-powerful current that flows over, under, and all around. His love is deeper than the deepest ocean and higher than the highest mountain. God’s love is boundless!

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!

“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” Jeremiah 31:3 (NKJV).

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