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When Stuart Townend wrote “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us,” he was already established as a contemporary worship writer. However, he felt that at some point he would draw from his musical background and write a hymn even though that was not his usual musical form of writing.
As Stuart said, “Nevertheless, I’d been meditating on the cross, and in particular what it cost the Father to give up his beloved Son to a torturous death on a cross. And what was my part in it? Not only was it my sin that put him there, but if I’d lived at that time, it would probably have been me in that crowd, shouting with everyone else ‘crucify him’. It just makes his sacrifice all the more personal, all the more amazing, and all the more humbling. As I was thinking through this, I just began to sing the melody, and it flowed in the sort of way that makes you think you’ve pinched it from somewhere! So the melody was pretty instant, but the words took quite a bit of time, reworking things, trying to make every line as strong as I could.”
The end result is a song that has become a standard in worship gatherings as diverse as home church groups to liturgical settings.