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 power 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.
|First Line:||O Love, how deep, how broad, how high|
|Title:||O Love, How Deep, How Broad|
|Translator:||Benjamin Webb (1854, alt.)|
|Scripture:||Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 4:15; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Ephesians 3:18; John 17:9; Acts 2:1-4; Mark 14:43; Mark 15:37; Luke 4:1-13; Revelation 5:13|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: Baptism|
|Source:||Anonymous Latin hymn, 15th C.|
|Adapter:||Michael Praetorius (1609)|
|Harmonizer:||George R. Woodward (1910)|