354. O Love, how deep, how broad, how high!

1 O Love, how deep, how broad, how high!
Surpassing thought and fantasy
that God, the Son of God, should take
our mortal form for mortals' sake.

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

3 For us he prayed; for us he taught;
for us the lost with love he sought:
by words, and signs, and actions, he
brought health and hope to set us free.

4 For us to wicked men betrayed,
scourged, mocked, in crown of thorns 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
Translator: Benjamin Webb (1819-1885)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: LM
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Topic: Christian Year: Lent; Creed
Source: Latin, 15th century
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Meter: LM
Key: D Major
Source: adapted from tune in revised Cantional, 1645

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