Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

348. O Love, How Deep

1 O Love, how deep, how broad, how high!
It fills the heart with ecstasy,
that God, in Jesus Christ, 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,
and freely to this lost world came.

3 For us he was baptized, and bore
a holy fast, and hungered sore;
for us temptations sharply knew;
for us the tempter overthrew.

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

5 For us to wicked foes 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.

6 To God whose boundless love has won
salvation for us through the Son,
to God all praise and glory be
both now and through eternity.

Text Information
First Line: O Love, how deep, how broad, how high!
Title: O Love, How Deep
Translator: Benjamin Webb (1854, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 8 8 8
Topic: Jesus Christ: Life and Teaching; Adoration and Praise; Jesus Christ: Baptism (42 more...)
Source: Latin, 15th century
Language: English
Tune Information
Adapter: Michael Praetorius (1609)
Harmonizer: G. R. Woodward (1902)
Composer (descant): Frances P. Macphail (1994)
Meter: 8 8 8 8
Key: D Major
Copyright: Harmony copyright © Mowbray. Descant copyright © 1994 Frances P. Macphail.

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us