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
- Tune: Eisenach
- Composer: Unknown – Traditional French Melody
- Meter: LM
- Style: Baroque, Lutheran
- Music Public Domain
- Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
(ISRC: UKTU21900095 – UPC: 5060707370801 – DK UPC: 195068801390)
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