The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High

For Epiphany

Version 2
Compare: O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High - Version 1

Words: "O amor quam extaticus," Latin, Fifteenth Century
Translation from Hymnal Noted

Music: "Melody from the 'Salisbury Hymnal.'
Harmonized by H. R. Schrúder."
Meter: LM

Source: J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #89, p. 137.

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 mortal's sake!

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

3. Nor willed He only to appear;
His pleasure was to tarry here;
And God and Man with man would be
The space of thirty years and three.

4. For us baptized, for us He bore
His holy fast, and hunger'd sore,
For us temptations sharp He knew,
For us the Tempter overthrew.

5. For us He preaches and He prays,
Would do all things, would try all ways;
By words, and signs, and actions, thus
Still seeking not Himself, but us.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. All honour, laud, and glory be,
O Jesu, Virgin-born, to Thee!
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete. Amen.

Sheet Music to "Jesu dulcis memoria" from J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #88, p. 136.

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