83. O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High

1 O love, how deep, how broad, how high,
How passing 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 to evil power betrayed,
Scourged, mocked, in purple robe arrayed,
He bore the shameful cross and death,
For us gave up His dying breath.

4 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.

5 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, How Broad, How High
Author (attr.): Thomas á Kempis
Translator: John Mason Neale (1851; alt.)
Meter: LM
Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11; Matthew 27:27-31; Mark 1:12-13; Ephesians 3:17-19
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DEO GRACIAS
Arranger: Richard Proulx
Meter: LM
Key: c minor or modal
Source: "The Agincourt Song," England, c. 1415; based on E. Power Biggs, 1947
Copyright: Music Copyright © 1947 Mercury Music Corporation. Used by permission. A subsidiary of Theodore Presser Company.; Arrangement © 1985 by G.I.A. Publications, Inc. Chicago, Illinois, All rights reserved.



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