Story Behind “Here Is Love Vast As the Ocean” Hymn

Written by on March 19, 2023

the rules of Welsh poetry and eventually went on to win awards for his writing. He also started the first successful Welsh newspaper, “Yr Amserau” (“The Times”) in Liverpool, and it was his series, ‘ The Letters of an Old Farmer,’ which really breathed life into the newspaper. Rees also became an Independent minister in 1831 and felt very strongly about justice for people, including American slaves. He wrote several pieces of poetry, hymns, and prose, his most well-known hymn being, “Dyma gariad fel y moroedd,” (Here is Love Vast as the Ocean). This song played an important role in the Welsh revival of 1904–1905, led by evangelist Evan Roberts. It was often thought of as “The great Welsh love song.”

And as the song points out his love is beyond measurement. It is as huge and more so than anything you can imagine.

Romans 5:8 says, “But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.”

There is no greater proof of the vastness of God’s love than through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary.

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