O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High (Eisenach, Organ)

Lyrics – 6 verses

Suitable for: Lent, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Baptism of Christ

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!

He sent no angel to our race
Of higher power or lower place,
But wore the robe of human frame
Himself, and this lost world came.

For us baptized, for us he bore
His holy fast and hunger sore;
For us temptations sharp he knew,
For us the tempter overthrew.

For us to wicked men betrayed,
Scourged, mocked, in crown of thorns arrayed;
For us he bore the cross’s death,
For us at length gave up his breath.

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.

All honor, laud, and glory be,
O Jesus, virgin-born, to thee;
whom with the Father we adore,
and Holy Ghost, forevermore.

Lyrics: Benjamin Webb (1819 – 1885) from Thomas à Kempis (c. 1379 – 1471), Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Eisenach
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional French Melody
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Baroque, Lutheran
  • Music Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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Now praise we great and famous men (Ach Gott und Herr)

Hymn – Now praise we great and famous men – Lyrics

Now praise we great and famous men,
The fathers named in story;
And praise the Lord, who now as then
Reveals in man His glory.

Praise we the wise and brave and strong,
Who graced their generation,
Who helped the right, and fought the wrong,
And made our folk a nation.

Praise we the great of heart and mind,
The singers sweetly gifted,
Whose music like a mighty wind
The souls of men uplifted.

Praise we the peaceful men of skill,
Who built their homes of beauty,
And, rich in art, made richer still
The brotherhood of duty.

Praise we the glorious names we know,
And they whose names have perished,
Lost, in the haze of long ago,
In silent love be cherished.

In peace their sacred ashes rest,
Fulfilled their day’s endeavour;
They blessed the earth, and they are blessed
Of God and man forever.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Ach Gott und Herr
  • Meter: 447 447
  • Style: Lutheran Choral
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: William George Tarrant (1853 – 1928)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2007 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

O bread to pilgrims given (Passion Chorale)

Hymn – O bread to pilgrims given -Lyrics

O Bread to pilgrims given,
O food that angels eat,
O manna sent from heaven,
For heav’n-born natures meet:
Give us, for thee long pining,
To eat till richly filled;
Till, earth’s delights resigning,
Our every wish is stilled.

O water, life-bestowing,
Forth from the Saviour’s heart
A fountain purely flowing,
A fount of love thou art:
O let us, freely tasting,
Our burning thirst assuage;
Thy sweetness, never wasting,
Avails from age to age.

Jesus, this feast receiving,
We thee unseen adore;
Thy faithful word believing,
We take, and doubt no more:
Give us, thou true and loving,
On earth to live in thee;
Then, death the veil removing,
Thy glorious face to see.

Recording

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Detail

  • Tune: Passion Chorale
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Lutheran Choral
  • Composer: Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)
  • Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: unknown in Hymnal: Maintzisch Gesangbuch (1661)
  • Translator: Ray Palmer (1808 – 1887)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.