What could be a better day than Thanksgiving to release our second installment of the “The Attic Tapes”.
Excellent hymns are timeless and you wouldn’t know that “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us” was written in the last 25 years except to look at the Copyright date. Gifted songwriter and lyricist Stuart Townend has crafted this particular hymn with every element that makes a great hymn great. From the 5/4 time signature with ascending melodies; to the stylistic and persuasive rhetorical style of questions that cannot be answered, it is a song that conveys compelling truths to the soul.
One thing I love about the instrumental version of any good song is that the melody carries the lyrics to the tongue of your mind and what better lyrics would you have brought to your mind on thanksgiving than these:
How deep the Father’s Love for us,
How vast beyond all measure…
All thanks and praise to our glorious Savior for his glorious gospel of good news!
Hope you enjoy!
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.