1 O love how deep, how broad, how high!
it fills the heart with ecstasy
that God, the Son of God, should take
our mortal form for mortals’ sake.
2 He sent no angel to our race
of higher or of lower place
but wore the robe of human frame
himself, and to this lost world came.
3 For us he was baptized, and bore
his holy fast, and hungered sore;
for us temptations 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 to wicked hands betrayed,
scourged, mocked, in purple robe arrayed,
he bore the shameful cross and death;
for us at length gave up his 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 To him whose boundless love has won
salvation for us through his Son,
to God the Father, glory be
both now and through eternity.
|First Line:||O love how deep, how broad, how high!|
|Translator:||Benjamin Webb, 1819-85|
|Author:||Thomas à Kempis, 1379-1471|
|Topic:||God's Love to Us; Jesus Christ: Baptism; Jesus Christ: Earthly life(7 more...)|
|Name:||PUER NOBIS NASCITUR|
|Composer:||Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621|
|Harmonizer:||George Ratcliffe Woodward, 1848-1934|
|Source:||As adapted from 'Piae Cantiones', 1582|
|O LOVE, HOW DEEP, HOW BROAD (Worship & Rejoice 2003 - 244)|
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|Variations for Organ on Puer Nobis||The Church Pianist's Library, Vol. 9||All Praise to Thee, Eternal Lord|