343. 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 temptation sharp he knew,
for us the tempter overthrew.

3 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.

4 For us to evil pow'r betrayed,
scourged, mocked, in purple robe arrayed,
he bore the shameful cross and death,
for us gave up 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 comfort, and to cheer.

6 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 à Kempis
Translator: J. M. Neale (1851, alt.)
Translator: Benjamin Webb (1851, alt.)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: LM
Scripture: Matthew 3:1; Matthew 4:1-11; John 14:16; Mark 1:1-8; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13; Luke 3:1; Ephesians 3:18; Philippians 2:7
Topic: Doxologies (Other, last verses of); Jesus Christ: Life and Ministry
Source: O amor quam ecstaticus
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DEUS TUORUM MILITUM
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Grenoble Antiphoner (1753) (melody)



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