How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

This page includes a lyric video, history, sheet music, and other resources for the classic hymn “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us.” Enjoy!

How Deep the Father's Love for Us

Enjoy this You Tube video, performed by Nicole Nordeman, with lyrics for “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us.”

History of “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”

Words and Music by Stuart Townend (1963-present), Published in 1995

Many people are surprised to find that this hymn is quite “young” and that the author, Stuart Townend, is still alive! Stuart was born in England in 1963 as the son of an Anglican pastor. He was the youngest of four children, and as part of a musical family, Stuart started learning to play the piano at age 7. At the age of 13, he made a Christian commitment, and at age 18, he is said to have had a “profound experience of the Holy Spirit” that ultimately led him into ministry. For college, Stuart attended the University of Sussex, where he earned a degree in literature and met his wife Caroline. He began writing Christian music at age 22 and has continued to write ever since. He has also spent many years serving as a worship leader and has performed at events all over the world. In addition to this hymn, Stuart co-wrote the famous hymn, “In Christ Alone” with Keith Getty. You can learn more about Stuart from an interview at Cross Rhythms or from Stuart’s own website. In the video below, Stuart shares the story behind his famous hymn:

Additional Resources for “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”:

Sheet Music (PDF Compliments of Hope Publishing)

Guitar Chords (Links to Ultimate Guitar)

Lyrics (Links to Author’s Website)

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