Deep Calls to Deep

This is a song about the depth of God's presence.  It was written by English Roman-Catholic convert, musician, physiotherapist, and later teacher and hymn-writer Estelle White (1925-2011).

The song was published in the 20th Century Folk Hymnal, volume 4, which was released in 1978.

The song has subsequently been covered by Canadian musician Steve Bell, who learned it at a Jesuit seminary in India (ref), and other artists, eg Mary-Kathryn.

However it is different from the contemporary worship song recorded by Matt Redman, the song by Lenny Smith, and from another song by an unknown writer which starts "From the depths of my soul" - all of which have the same title.

The tune is unnamed, and has a cut-time signature.   It was originally scored in the key of C, and the first few notes in this key are E cB A A d c B A.


Deep calls to deep, and my soul finds no resting place but Him He is my God; And the yearning of my soul His touch can still. Chorus:  And each rare moment I felt His presence I shall remember and forever cherish. Verse 2: Deep calls to deep, and at His feast I am a welcomed guest He gives me food; the hunger of my soul is laid to rest. Verse 3: Deep calls to deep, for He created me to be His own He understands; the joy and pain of life He too has known.



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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But the words and guitar chords are available from this website.

A rough outline is:
1:
Deep calls to deep,
and my soul finds no resting place but Him
....

Chorus:
And each rare moment
I felt His presence
I shall remember
and forever cherish.

Verse 2:
... and at His feast I am a welcomed guest ...

Verse 3:
... for He created
me to be His own He understands ....

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KEEP IN CASE ORIGINAL IS REMOVED, BUT DO NOT DISPLAY 1 Deep calls to deep, and my soul finds no resting place but Him
He is my God; the yearning of my soul His touch can still
And each rare moment I felt His presence
I shall remember and forever cherish

Verse 2: Deep calls to deep, and at His feast I am a welcomed guest
He gives me food; the hunger of my soul is laid to rest
And each rare moment I felt His presence
I shall remember and forever cherish

Verse 3: Deep calls to deep, for He created me to be His own
He understands; the joy and pain of life He too has known
And each rare moment I felt His presence
I shall remember and forever cherish

2 comments:

  1. Estelle White composed this hymn Deep calls to Deep.Other Hymns of Estelle I Give My Hands To Do Your Will; Oh The Love of my Lord is the Essence;

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  2. It moves me to tears and I feel awesome that God is for me

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