321. Thou art the Christ, O Lord

1 Thou art the Christ, O Lord,
the Son of God most high:
for ever be adored
that name in earth and sky,
in which, though mortal strength may fail,
the saints of God at last prevail.

2 O surely he was blest
with blessedness unpriced,
who, taught of God, confessed
the Godhead in the Christ;
for of thy church, Lord, thou didst own
thy saint a true foundation-stone.

3 Thrice fallen, thrice restored,
the bitter lesson learnt,
that heart for thee, O Lord,
with triple ardour burnt.
The cross he took he laid not down
until he grasped the martyr's crown.

4 O bright triumphant faith,
O courage void of fears,
O love most strong in death,
O penitential tears!
By these, Lord, keep us lest we fall,
and make us go where thou shalt call.

Text Information
First Line: Thou art the Christ, O Lord
Author: William Walsham How (1823-1867)
Meter: 66 66 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Adoration; Discipleship; Other Saints and Festivals: Peter and Paul, Apostles (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: John Nicholson Ireland (1879-1962)
Meter: 66 66 88
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © The John Ireland Trust, 1st Floor, Lymon House, 7-12 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9LT

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