O love, how deep (Ronald McVey)

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  • (Posted 2018-06-04)  CPDL #50001:       
Editor: Ronald McVey (submitted 2018-06-04).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 93 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O love, how deep
Composer: Ronald McVey
Lyricist: Latin, 15th Centurycreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 2003
Description: Sacred anthem for SATB chorus for general use

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Original text and translations

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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.
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.

For us to wicked men betrayed,
Scorned, mocked, in purple robe arrayed,
he bore the shameful cross and death,
For us gave up his dying 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 glory to our Lord and God
For love so deep, so high, so broad;
The trinity whom we adore
For ever and forevermore. Amen.

Translation: Benjamin Webb