544. O Love, How Deep

1 O 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 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 by wicked men betrayed,
For us, in crown of thorns arrayed,
He bore the shameful cross and death;
For us He gave His dying 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 All glory to our Lord and God
For love so deep, so high, so broad;
The Trinity whom we adore
Forever and forevermore.

Text Information
First Line: O love, how deep, how broad, how high
Title: O Love, How Deep
Author (attributed to): Thomas à Kempis, 1380-1471
Translator: Benjamin Webb, 1819-85
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: L M
Scripture: Ephesians 3:17-21; Philippians 2:6-9; Hebrews 2:9-18; John 1:1-14
Topic: Redeemer
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DEO GRACIAS
Meter: L M
Key: c minor or modal
Source: English, 15th cent.



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