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449. 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 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 wicked hands 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 strengthen, and to cheer.

6 All glory to our Lord and God
for love so deep, so high, so broad;
the Trinity whom we adore
for ever and for evermore.

Text Information
First Line: O love, how deep, how broad, how high
Translator: Benjamin Webb, 1819-1885 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Jesus Christ our Lord
Source: Latin, 15th cent.
Tune Information
Name: DEO GRACIAS
Adapter: Richard Proulx, b. 1937
Meter: LM
Key: c minor
Source: English ballad melody, Trinity College MS., 15th cent.
Copyright: By permission of Hymns Ancient & Modern Limited



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