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149. O love, how deep, how broad, how high!

1 O love, how deep, how broad, how high!
It fills the heart with ecstasy,
that God, the Son of God, should take
our mortal form for mortals' sake.

2 He sent no angel to our race
of higher or of lower place,
but wore the robe of human frame
himself, and to this lost world came.

3 For us he was baptized, and bore
his holy fast, and hungered sore;
for us temptations sharp he knew;
for us the tempter overthrew.

4 For us to wicked men betrayed,
scourged, mocked, in purple robe arrayed,
he bore the shameful cross and death;
for us at length gave up his breath.

5 For us he rose from death again,
for us he went on high to reign,
for us he sent his Spirit here
to guide, to strengthen, and to cheer.

6 To him whose boundless love has won
salvation for us through his Son,
to God the Father, glory be
both now and through eternity.

Text Information
First Line: O love, how deep, how broad, how high!
Latin Title: O amor quam ecstaticus
Author (ascribed to): Thomas à Kempis (c. 1379-1471)
Translator: Benjamin Webb (1819-1885)' (alt.)
Meter: LM
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Atonement; Church year: Passiontide; Church Year: Good Friday (6 more...)
Tune Information
Name: EISENACH
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Composer (melody): Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)
Meter: LM
Key: D Major
Source: Melody by Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630) in his revised Cantional



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