1 O Love, how deep, how broad, how high!
Surpassing 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 he prayed; for us he taught;
for us the lost with love he sought:
by words, and signs, and actions, he
brought health and hope to set us free.
4 For us to wicked men betrayed,
scourged, mocked, in crown of thorns arrayed,
he bore the shameful cross and death;
for us at length gave up his 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.
6 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!|
|Latin Title:||O amor quam ecstaticus|
|Translator:||Benjamin Webb (1819-1885)|
|Scripture:||1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 5:10; Acts 1:1-11; Acts 2:1-13; Acts 10:38; Ephesians 3:18-19; Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 2:18; John 3:2; John 14:16; John 14:26; John 17:9; John 17:20; John 18:1-19:37; John 20; Luke 4:1-13; Luke 22:47-23:48; Luke 24; Mark 1:9; Mark 14:43-15:39; Mark 16; Matthew 4:2-11; Matthew 26:41; Matthew 26:47-27:54; Matthew 28; Romans 4:25|
|Topic:||Christian Year: Lent; Creed|
|Source:||Latin, 15th century|
|Composer:||Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)|
|Harmonizer:||Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)|
|Source:||adapted from tune in revised Cantional, 1645|