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, 1819-1885|
|Scripture:||Mark 15:37; Hebrews 7:25; John 17:9; Mark 14:43; Hebrews 4:15; John 16:5-6; Mark 10:45; Ephesians 3:18; Luke 4:1-13; Mark 1:3-8; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Luke 3:2-17; Revelation 5:13; Matthew 4:1-17; Acts 2:1-4|
|Source:||Latin hymn, 15th c.|
|Adapter:||Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621|
|Harmonizer:||George R. Woodward, 1848-1934|