There's a life that's deeper than our mind

There's a life that's deeper than our mind,
With experience of man, yet so divine.
It's a life that knows no bounds;
And with glory is crowned;
It's of depth and height and breadth unsearchable.
Now this life is just the Living One
Manifested in the Person of the Son.
As the Spirit, He flows;
In our spirit He grows,
Growing up to be the church that He desires.
  O Lord, we're just for Your flowing;
How we need a deeper knowing!
Life is why we're here
And why You've come in us.
Turn us, Lord, turn us now;
Turn us deeply—Life is how
You will get the church,
The home You're longing for.
In the church, we all can apprehend
All the riches of this life that is within.
Not just shallowness with strife,
But a deep and peaceful life
Is just waiting to flow out, a living spring.
With the saints it's easy to be bold,
To pursue this life, to gain it, to lay hold.
All the other things we find,
Must be quickly left behind,
So that only life remains for us to see.
Deeper, Lord our turn must be to You;
We would move by life in everything we do;
All our concepts refute,
For Your life be absolute—
Grant us grace to turn much deeper day by day.
When we touch our spirit—such a thrill!
This is far beyond emotion, mind, and will—
It's within our hidden part—
Come, make home in all our heart;
Let Your presence flow as rivers deep within.
James Smith

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

I read this song this morning and realize God’s life is deeper than my mind. Our understanding only helps that we need His life. This song is about Life, the Life of Jesus with His humanity. How I need this life and need it to go much deeper. Life is why we are here only by this life can we express Him. Oh turn us now, turn us deeper Life is how you will get your church you are longing for. Don’t let us be satisfied with less than your Life issuing out of your Spirit into our deepest part, our spirit. This Life can change us and make us living and vital!

James Smith

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

I noticed this song is categorized as “Various aspects of the inner life”. I really enjoyed it when I read it and appreciated all the aspects of this life of Christ that are to be experienced. But as I read it again, I realized it was completely written in the plural. By living in our spirit and partaking the riches of the Lord in the Word, we grow in love and are changed from mere stones into gold, silver, and precious stones as materials for God’s building, the church. For this we must be together in a church life.

Claudia Lin

Mckinney, Texas, United States

In the church, we can apprehend.


Fairfax, Virginia, United States

"Lord, you desire truth in the inward parts" David, Ps 51

Ruth Kaae

Anaheim, CA, United States

Oh Lord Jesus, strengthen our spirit with power. To You who is able to do it above all we think os say, we open our hearts wide and welcome You into our hearts 2 day.

Joshua Chang

Walnut, CA, United States

Lord save me a shallow kind of turn. Deeper!! Lord my turn must be to You!!


Long Beach, CA, United States

Enjoyed praying “Lord grant us Grace to turn much deeper day by day” . We only have one day... I want what I do with it to count. I want the Lord to go deeper in my being every day. May we all find Grace to allow the Lord to go deeper in our being daily Heb 4:16

Sarah P

Riverside, CA, United States

Such a thrill!

Tim Ou

Austin, Texas, United States

Let Your presence flow deep within, Lord.


Nairobi, Kenya

Turn us Lord, turn us now. Beyond mind emotion and will. Come make home in all our heart—life is why we are here Lord.