121. O, love, how deep, how broad, how high

1 O, love, how deep, how broad, how high,
How passing 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 to wicked men betrayed,
Scourged, mocked, in crown of thorns arrayed;
For us he bore the cross's death,
For us at length gave up his breath.

4 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.

5 All honor, laud, and glory be,
O Jesus, virgin-born, to thee;
Whom with the Father we adore,
And Holy Ghost, for evermore.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O, love, how deep, how broad, how high
Original Language: Latin
Translator: Benjamin Webb (1854, text of 1871)
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1961
Scripture:
Topic: Christ, The Lord Jesus; Christ: Deity of; Christ: Life, Ministry and Obedience of (5 more...)
Source: Anon., Latin, 15th century
Tune Information
Name: MELCOMBE
Composer: Samuel Webbe (1782)
Meter: L. M.
Key: E♭ Major



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