O how deep and e'er expanding
|O how deep and e'er expanding
Is my love, dear Lord, to Thee!
Thy love's depth, I cannot fathom;
It constrains me ceaselessly.
Like a strong tide pressed upon me,
It surrounds on every side!
By Thy love engulfed entirely,
In Thy perfect will I 'bide.
|By Thy blood, Lord, I've been purchased;
Thou hast paid the highest price;
‘Tis the basis of my offering
As a living sacrifice.
I love Thee, for Thou first loved me;
As more love I daily see,
Thy love greatly motivates me
Willingly to live for Thee!
|Yet, the service Thou desirest
Must not from my self be brought;
Thou wouldst have me open to Thee,
For Thy love's work to be wrought.
In my heart, Thy home establish;
Reproduce Thyself in me;
Built with others in Thy Body,
For Thy service meet I'd be.
|Lord, like Mary, to Thee listening,
At Thy feet, so lovingly,
Hearing Thy dear heart's intention,
Revelation I'll receive.
Lord, I break my flask, most precious;
My heart's treasury outpour;
Fill Thy house with sweetest fragrance,
A memorial evermore!