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.
|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.)|
|Scripture:||Matthew 4:1-11; Matthew 27:27-31; Mark 1:12-13; Ephesians 3:17-19|
|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.|