Ephesians 3:8

Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ

Fanny Crosby used this verse’s closing four words as the theme of her hymn “Unsearchable Riches” (free sheet music here):

Oh, the unsearchable riches of Christ,
Wealth that can never be told!
Riches exhaustless of mercy and grace,
Precious, more precious than gold!

(Chorus)
Precious, more precious,
Wealth that can never be told!
Oh, the unsearchable riches of Christ!
Precious, more precious than gold.

Oh, the unsearchable riches of Christ!
Who shall their greatness declare?
Jewels whose luster our lives may adorn,
Pearls that the poorest may wear!

Oh, the unsearchable riches of Christ!
Freely, how freely they flow,
Making the souls of the faithful and true
Happy wherever they go!

Oh, the unsearchable riches of Christ!
Who would not gladly endure
Trials, afflictions, and crosses on earth,
Riches like these to secure!

Ephesians 3:18-19

May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

There have been quite a few songs based on this passage. One of the best from the hymn era is Charles Wesley’s “What Shall I Do My God to Love”:

What shall I do, my God to love,
My loving God to praise!
The length, and breadth, and height to prove
And depth of sovereign grace?

Thy sovereign grace to all extends,
Immense and unconfined;
From age to age it never ends,
It reaches all mankind.

Throughout the world its breadth is known,
Wide as infinity,
So wide it never passed by one;
Or it had passed by me.

My trespass was grown up to Heaven;
But far above the skies,
In Christ abundantly forgiven,
I see Thy mercies rise!

The depth of all-redeeming love,
What angel-tongue can tell?
O may I to the utmost prove
The gift unspeakable!

Deeper than hell, it plucked me thence;
Deeper than inbred sin:
Jesus’ love my heart shall cleanse,
When Jesus enters in.

Come quickly, then, my Lord, and take
Possession of Thine own;
My longing heart vouchsafe to make
Thine everlasting throne.

Assert Thy claim, receive Thy right,
Come quickly from above,
And sink me to perfection’s height,
The depth of humble love.

A more recent song from this passage is the excellent PDI Music (now Sovereign Grace Music) praise song “How High and How Wide”:

Expository Songs

Unsearchable Riches (Ephesians 3:8)

Unsearchable Riches (Ephesians 3:8)
Fanny Crosby
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Should we not glory in the cause? (Ephesians 3:13-21)
Lyrics

Before the Father (Ephesians 3:14-19) (1987)
John Michael Talbot | Popularized by John Michael Talbot
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

How High and How Wide (Ephesians 3:18-19) (1990)
Mark Altrogge | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High (Ephesians 3:18-19)
Benjamin Webb
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Love of Christ (Ephesians 3:18-19) (1995)
Popularized by Wes King
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

His boundless grace (Ephesians 3:18)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

How High and How Wide (Ephesians 3:18)
Mark Altrogge | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
YouTube

Love, passing Knowledge (Ephesians 3:19)
Mary Shekleton
Lyrics | Sheet Music

God is Able (Ephesians 3:20) (2011)
Popularized by Hillsong Worship
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Other References

Father, to thee we bow (Ephesians 3:14-21)
James M. Whiton
Lyrics | Sheet Music

O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus (Ephesians 3:17-18)
Samuel Francis, Thomas Williams
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Come, dearest Lord, descend and dwell (Ephesians 3:17-21) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

O Love Divine, how sweet Thou art! (Ephesians 3:18-19)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Deepen the Wounds Thy Hands Have Made (Ephesians 3:18)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Nothing but Christ crucified (Ephesians 3:18)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Love of God (Ephesians 3:18)
Frederick Lehman, Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Love of God (Ephesians 3:18)
Vep Ellis | Popularized by The Statesmen
Lyrics | Amazon

I Know the One Who Knows (Ephesians 3:20)
Sheryl Farris | Popularized by The McKameys
YouTube | Amazon

What We Hope For (Ephesians 3:20)
Popularized by Carolyn Arends
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

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