For Us

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Just this week I found out by personal experience that thyme is a powerful cleanser that can be used to rejuvenate our intestines and keep them healthy and clean (as some would say “spic’ n span”). It is one of the many blessings we can access from our Farmers’ Market or our very own vegetable garden. The beauty of food tends to make me happy and alert to see other wonderful things that surround us.

Every time I come across such immense profound and intense lyrical beauty it inspires my soul and warms my heart. The words of this masterpiece was written by Thomas á Kempis. This song brings out a rich understanding of what has been done for us.

O love, how deep, how broad, how high
Author (attributed to): Thomas á Kempis ; Translator: Benjamin Webb
Compliments: http://www.hymnary.org/text/o_love_how_deep_how_broad_how_high

1 O love, how deep, how broad, how high,
beyond all thought and fantasy,
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 temptations sharp he knew,
for us, the tempter overthrew.

3 For us by wickedness betrayed,
for us, in crown of thorns arrayed,
he bore the shameful cross and death;
for us gave up his dying breath.

4 For us he rose from death again;
for us he went on high to reign;
for us he sent the Spirit here
to guide, to strengthen, and to cheer.

5 All glory to our Lord and God,
for love so deep, so high, so broad:
the Trinity whom we adore
forever and forevermore.

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