322. Oh, Love How Deep

1 O, love, how deep, how broad, how high,
beyond all thought and fantasy,
that God, the Son of God, should take
our mortal form for mortals’ sake!

2 God sent no angel to our race,
of higher or of lower place,
but wore the robe of human frame,
in Christ our Lord to this world came.

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

4 For us he prayed; for us he taught;
for us his daily works he wrought,
by words and signs and actions thus
still seeking not himself, but us.

5 For us by wickedness betrayed,
for us, in crown of thorns arrayed,
he bore the shameful cross and death;
for us gave his dying breath.

6 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.

7 All glory to our Lord and God
for love so deep, so high, so broad:
the Trinity whom we adore
forever and forevermore.

Text Information
First Line: Oh, love, how deep, how broad, how high
Title: Oh, Love How Deep
Original Language: Latin
Author: Thomas á Kempis, 1380-1471
Translator: Benjamin Webb, 1819-1885 (alt.)
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Baptism of Our Lord; Lent; Epiphany, Time After Epiphany (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: DEO GRACIAS
Meter: L M
Key: c minor
Source: English ballad, 15th cent.



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