334. FOR US
Christ in Song,
O Love! how deep, how broad, how high!
It fills the heart with ecstacy,
That God, the Son of God, should take
Our mortal form for mortals' sake.
For us He was baptized, and bore
His holy fast, and hungered sore;
For us temptations sharp He knew;
For us the tempter overthrew.
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,
Scourged, mocked, purple robe arrayed,
He bore the shameful cross and 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.
To Him whose boundless love has won
Salvation for us through His Son,
To God the Father, glory be,
Both now and through eternity.
||O Love! how deep, how broad, how high!
||Christ: Christ's Life and Love; Christ: Christ Precious