The United Methodist Hymnal


O Love, How Deep

1.	O love, how deep, how broad, how high, 
	it fills the heart with ecstasy, 
	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 temptation 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 evil power 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, 
	forever and forevermore.

WORDS: Benjamin Webb, 1854, alt.
Theme: Adoration and Praise; Christ's Gracious Life: Life and Teaching; Christian Year: Lent; Christian Year: Trinity Sunday; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ: Love of; Love; Service Music: Doxology; Trinity