The Here Is Love hymn lyrics, written by William Rees (1802-1883), Matt Giles, and Vell Rives, tell of God’s vast love, like a flood when Jesus’ blood was shed for us.
Here Is Love is a Welsh hymn associated with the Welsh revival of 1904.
It is interesting how a search for a classic hymn can lead to a story of a revival in Wales in 1904 and the man who started the revival, Evan Roberts. It is a fascinating piece of church history.
List of books on the Welsh Revival
- Adams, K. (2004). : The outbreak of the 1904 Welsh awakening. Farnham: CWR. (library copy | )
- Jones, B. P. (1995). An instrument of revival: The complete life of Evan Roberts, 1878-1951. South Plainfield, NJ: Bridge Pub. (library copy)
- Penn-Lewis, J. (2014). Awakening in Wales. Place of publication not identified: Whitaker House. (library copy)
Here is Love Hymn Lyrics
Lyrics by William Rees, Matt Giles, and Vell Rives and Music by Robert Lowry.
Here is love, vast as the ocean Lovingkindness as the 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 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
And heaven's pace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love
Here is Love Chords
Verse 1 [C2] [G] [C2] [G] [D] [G] [C2] [G] [D/F#] [G] [G/B] [Gmaj7/B] [C2] Chorus [D/F#] [D7] [G] [Em7] [C] [G] [D/F#] [G] [C2] [Gmaj7/ B] [C2] [G] [C2] [Gmaj7/ B] [C2] Verse 2 [C2] [G] [C2] [G] [D] [G] [C2] [G] [D/F#] [G] [D/G] [G] [Em7] [C] [G] [D/F#] [G]