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.

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