March 10, 2011

The Hymn

Posted in hymn tagged , at 5:00 am by blync77

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!
 
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.
 
All glory to our Lord and God
for love so deep, so high, so broad;
the Trinity whom we adore,
 forever and forevermore.
 
15th c. Latin, translated by Benjamin Webb
The Divine Hours
Phyllis Tickle
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