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(from Psalm 36:5-9)
Key of D, relaxing in God's compassion and favor


How precious is Your love, oh God
We take refuge in the shelter of Your wings
We drink our fill from Your river of delight
You are the Fountain of Life    (repeat)
How precious is Your love

Your love extends to the heavens
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies
Your righteousness, like majestic mountains
Your judgments, so deep, so wise (chorus) 

How precious is Your love (oh God)
How precious is Your love  (oh God)
How precious is Your love


Copyright 2001, Ralph Merrifield and 
Gerrit Gustafson (written 9/13/00, revised 12/5/00)
New Hope Music, PO Box 1612, Westboro MA 01581


Richard Garber's arrangements of this song
and "Splendor And Majesty" have been  
included in the jazz section of soundclick.com  !!

The lyrics of this song were previously used in
"How Precious Is Your Love", which was
recorded in 1993 on "Closest Friends"

In December 2000, Gerrit Gustafson was kind enough to review
my rewrite of this song and suggested several useful modifications
to the melody and chords.   He also gave me encouraging feedback on

"Now Our God"
and "How Awesome Is This Place" ).

This song is included with "Splendor and Majesty"
in the latest "Living Waters Jazz" CD

Two choirs from Bishop Lavis, Cape Town ( South Africa) recently sent me
a recording of them singing 7 New Hope Music songs!  Thank you !!!
Click below to listen to their recording of  

"How Precious Is Your Love"
  (MP3 format)

Translated into Afrikaans by
Liz  from Cape Town, South Africa
Afrikaans translation

Translated into PortuguÍs (Brasil) by 
Daniel Borges, from Sao Paulo, Brazil
PortuguÍs (Brasil) translation



I am playing, 'How Precious Is Your Love' in a more meditative vein--
I think it is QUITE beautiful;  I really do.  I cherish that one !
(Karen, from Indiana)



Part of the "I Am Persuaded" collection


My name is Peter Day and I am the director of my own 
creative arts ministry here in New Zealand.

We write and produce Biblical musicals and are in the process
of writing a new musical called 'In the Shadow of Messiah', (based) 
on the life of David.  Most of the songs and script has been written, 
except for a few gaps which we are believing the Lord to fill.

I came upon your web site by chance over the Christmas / New Year break and
fell in love with four of your songs  ("Center Of My Soul", "Wait On The Lord"
"How Precious is Your Love" and "Search Me, O God")

... I am writing to ask if we could us these songs in our new musical.

(Peter Day, from New Zealand)

Hear this New Zealand recording !!


Frank (on guitar), Kay, daughter Linda (now 14) and husband David. 
taken in 2002, Princess Street Gospel Mission Port,  Glasgow Scotland

I was browsing and came across your site.   I was blessed greatly... 
and so pleased to discover the songs were available for us to use. 
I have downloaded "In The Splendor Of Your Courts"  
'How Precious Is Your Love'
"Center Of My Soul"  
and  the wonderful 'Search Me Oh God'.  
We are going to practice them this week. 
We will be leading worship again on 4th May 
and hope to be able to use a couple of your songs then. 

(Kay,  from Scotland)


Right click title below and "Save Target As"
 to download one of Richard Garber's
MIDI arrangements
How Precious Is Your Love (full orchestration)
* Rich's favorite (our background MIDI)

How Precious Is Your Love (simpler arrangement) 


by Johan Komrij, from the Netherlands

Left click title below
to hear the New Hope worship team
practice this song
(MP3 format)
Right click and "Save Target As"
to download to your computer
How Precious Is Your Love

Right click title below and "Save Target As"
 to download Adrian V. Miller's
MIDI performance of
How Precious Is Your Love


Right click title below and "Save Target As"
 to download Adrian V. Miller's
PDF Sheet Music of
How Precious Is Your Love

(Acrobat Reader 5.0 version)


I am a deacon and also the praise team leader...  
your web site is a "God send"...  We sing "His Grace Is Sufficient" a lot 
and w
e are learning 'How Precious Is Your Love'
(Bill,  from Michigan)

You have our encouragement and permission
to duplicate and share this song for all "not-for-profit" purposes
(ie. corporate worship, overheads, songbooks, web sites, give-away copies).
Please contact New Hope for other uses. Thanks !!!