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

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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, forevermore.

Text Information
First Line: O love, how deep, how broad, how high
Title: O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High
Translator: Benjamin Webb (1854, 1871)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:17-19
Topic: Jesus Christ: The Only Mediator and Redeemer; Christ: Deity of; Christ: Love and Grace of (3 more...)
Source: Latin hymn, 15th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous (1415)
Meter: L.M.
Key: c minor

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