760. Oh, Love, How Deep

1 Oh, love, how deep, how broad, how high,
Beyond all thought and fantasy,
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,
And to this world Himself He came.

3 For us baptized, for us He bore
His holy fast and hungered sore;
For us temptation sharp He knew,
For us the tempter overthrew.

4 For us by wickedness betrayed,
For us, in crown of thorns arrayed,
He bore the shameful cross and death;
For us He gave His dying breath.

5 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.

Text Information
First Line: Oh, love, how deep, how broad, how high
Title: Oh, Love, How Deep
Original Language: Latin
Author (attributed to): Thomas á Kempis, 1380-1471 (abr. )
Translator: Benjamin Webb, 1820-85 (a;t/)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Redeemer
Tune Information
Name: DEO GRACIAS
Meter: LM
Key: g minor
Source: English melody, 15th cent.
Copyright: Setting © 1969 Concordia Publishing House



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