Saturday, January 16, 2010

Oh Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High

Psalm Sing - Christ Church, Moscow, ID from Daniel Foucachon on Vimeo.

This is a wonderful hymn.  The majority was written by A'Kempis in the 15th century with the final verse attributed to Ambrose in the 5th:

Oh, love, how deep, how broad, how high,
How passing thought and fantasy,
That God, the son of God, should take
Our mortal form for mortal’s sake!

For us baptized, for us he bore
His holy fast and hungered sore;
For us temptation sharp he knew;
For us the tempter over threw.

For us to wicked men betrayed,
scourged, mocked, in crown of thorns arrayed.
for us He bore the cross to’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. Amen.

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