Deeper than the Sea


This rendition of Psalm 36:5-9 is an expansive folk-rock song of praise to the Creator whose love surpasses the grandeur of all creation. There are two versions of the song. First, it is available as a free leadsheet for congregation singing. Next, it is arranged for choir, piano, and congregation, with chord symbols so it can be accompanied by guitar and bass to get that “folk choir” kind of sound. It is a simple arrangement that will only take one rehearsal to learn, but it is by no means simplistic. The choral arrangement is published by GIA. (You can purchase the song at GIA or view a sample online.) If your church follows the lectionary, this scripture passage comes up on the second week of Epiphany in year C, and in Holy Week every year.

words, music, and arrangement by Greg Scheer
words based on Psalm 36:5-9
copyright 2006
CCLI #4769349
OneLicense #125253

Your mercy Lord stretches through the heavens
Your faithfulness is like the air we breathe
Your righteousness mighty as a mountain
And Your justice Lord flows deeper than the sea

1. How precious is Your endless love
O Lord You give us shelter
Inside the shadow of Your wings
Both great and small can run to You
And rest in You their Comfort
Though storms may rage still we will sing (Chorus)

2. From age to age within Your house
Your people have been feasting
Tasting Your river of delights
You’ve satisfied our hearts with joy
As we drink from Your fountain
Our eyes are filled with glorious light (Chorus)