(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)
Into the heart of Jesus Deeper and deeper I go,
Seeking to know the reason Why He should love me so —
Why He should stoop to lift me Up from the miry clay,
Saving my soul, making me whole, Tho I had wandered away.
Into the will of Jesus, Deeper and deeper I go,
Praying for grace to follow, Seeking His way to know;
Bowing in full surrender Low at His blessed feet,
Bidding Him take, break me and make, Till I am molded and meet.
Into the cross of Jesus, Deeper and deeper I go,
Following thru the garden, Facing the dreaded foe;
Drinking the cup of sorrow, — Sobbing with broken heart,
“O Savior, help! dear Savior, help” Grace for my weakness impart.!
Into the joy of Jesus, Deeper and deeper I go,
Rising, with soul enraptured, Far from the world below,;
Joy in the place of sorrow, Peace in the midst of pain,
Jesus with give, Jesus will give — He will uphold and sustain.
Into the love of Jesus Deeper and deeper I go,
Praising the One who brought me Out of my sin and woe;
And thru eternal ages Gratefully I shall sing,
“O how He love! O how He love! Jesus, my Lord and my King!”