Brethren Archive

NUMBER: 7

Thy Grace, O Lord, That Measured Once The Deep

by C.A. Coates


Tune: Toulon 10.10.10.10

Tune: Toulon 10.10.10.10

Tune: Eventide 10.10.10.10


1 THY grace, O Lord, that measured once the deep
Of Calvary's woe, to seek and save Thy sheep,
Has touched our hearts and made them long for Thee,
Thyself our treasure and our all to be.

2 Thy glory, Lord, at God's right hand above,
Supreme of all in that blest scene of love,
In sonship tells our hearts their wondrous place,
In Thee accepted by the Father's grace.

3 Thy fulness, Lord, of light and love divine,
No thought can grasp, nor human mind define
The whole vast scene of glory will display
That fulness in a quickly-coming day.

4 When all things filled by Thee are wholly blest.
And God's deep love eternally shall rest
In that which ever speaks to Him of Thee,
Thy greatness, Lord, the universe shall see.

5 Thy beauties, Lord, Thy holy precious worth,
Surpassing far the deepest joys of earth,
Attract our hearts --- our joy Thy constant love
Thyself our object in those scenes above.





Comments:
Tom said ...
This to me is a perfect example of how to ruin a beautiful hymn by singing it way way way too slowly! Some people have this idea that it is somehow 'more spiritual' to sing hymns slower, but imo it's the opposite; singing it slowly makes it a musical piece rather than an act of worship ...
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 : 21:55
Tom said ...
This hymn was originally a poem in the first person .. have added it to the site, as it is one of my favourites.
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 : 22:04
Mackie said ...
In my opinion, singing hymns slowly are far more enriching - you actually get to reflect (while singing) on exactly what the hymn is saying to us. Rushing through a hymn takes away from the enjoyment of it.
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 : 16:00
Mackie said ...
Well, on second thought, maybe just a wee bit too slow - just a wee bit, but prefer it this way to rushing through the hymn.
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 : 20:56
jradams567@gmail.com said ...
what worldly thoughts, from such sanctimonious people...........................!
Friday, Jul 31, 2020 : 17:52
Cayetano said ...
Cuando la carne actua es imposible que aya armonía, aunque lo primero tiempos haya error, cuando conocemos mas las cosas de arriba hay peligro de mirar los errores de nuestros hermano y jusgar severamente, antes de arrodillarse ante el Señor y clamar por el, para que Él Señor le ayude.

Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 : 15:16
Gregory Morris said ...
Singing slowly is lovely but not if people do not breathe properly to sustain the notes to the bar ends. I play in a brass band and you get the best harmony when something is played and sung slowly and sustained. It's not worldly to want our praises to sound harmonious.
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 : 07:01
Nick Fleet said ...
Greg, I agree. Eventide is overused and always murdered - the 4 beats at the end of the lines are clipped to 3 and then we have to slow down to catch up and then we've slowed a bit more, etc etc!
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 : 16:22


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