485. O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High

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

3 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.

4 For us by wickedness betrayed,
scourged, mocked, in purple robe arrayed,
he bore the shameful cross and death,
for us gave up his dying 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 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: O love, how deep, how broad, how high
Title: O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High
Original Language: Latin
Author: Benjamin Webb (1854, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Son and Redeemer; Christ; Christ--Intercessor (2 more...)
Source: Latin (15th cent.)
Language: English
Tune Information
Arr. and harm.: Erik Routley, 1917-1982
Meter: L.M.
Key: c minor
Source: English, 15th cent.; From Rejoice in the Lord, edited by Erik Routley, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Copyright: Harm. © 1985 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

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