Composer: Robert Lowry, William Rees, and Kate Simmonds

Author: Robert Lowry, William Rees, and Kate Simmonds

“Here is Love” is a 19th-century text by William Rees. It is set here to new music by Kate Simmonds, along with a new chorus (“Grace Takes My Sin”). The lead sheet is posted with permission from the copyright holder. You can view Kate’s website here.

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VERSE 1:
Here is love, vast as the ocean,
Lovingkindness as a flood,
When the Prince of Life, our Ransom,
Shed for us His precious blood.
Who His love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten,
Throughout Heaven’s eternal days.

CHORUS:
Grace takes my sin, calls me friend, pays my debt competely;
love rescued me, seated me with my King forevermore.

VERSE 2:
On the mount of crucifixion,
Fountains opened deep and wide;
Through the floodgates of God’s mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide.
Grace and love, like mighty rivers,
Poured incessant from above,
Heaven’s peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love.

CHORUS:
Grace takes my sin, calls me friend, pays my debt competely;
love rescued me, seated me with my King forevermore.

VERSE 3:
Let me all Your love accepting,
Love You ever all my days;
Let me seek Your kingdom only
And my life be to Your praise;
You alone shall be my glory,
Nothing in the world I see.
You have cleansed and sanctified me,
You Yourself have set me free.

CHORUS:
Grace takes my sin, calls me friend, pays my debt competely;
love rescued me, seated me with my King forevermore.

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