129. O Christ, our hope, our hearts' desire

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1 O Christ, our hope, our hearts' desire,
Redemption's only spring;
Creator of the world art thou,
Its Saviour and its King.

2 How vast the mercy and the love
Which laid our sins on thee,
And led thee to a cruel death
To set thy people free.

3 But now the bonds of death are burst,
The ransom has been paid;
And thou art on thy Father's throne
In glorious robes arrayed.

4 O may thy mighty love prevail
Our sinful souls to spare;
O may we come before thy throne,
And find acceptance there!

5 O Christ, be thou our present joy,
Our future great reward;
Our only glory may it be
To glory in the Lord.

6 All praise to thee, ascended Lord;
All glory ever be
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Through all eternity. Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O Christ, our hope, our hearts' desire
Latin Title: Jesu nostra redemptio
Author: John Chandler, 1808-76
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The Christian Year: Ascensiontide; Office Hymn: Compline; Christ the King
Source: Latin c. 8th century
Tune Information
Composer: Richard Redhead, 1820-1901
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Source: Ancient Hymn Melodies, 1859, published by G. Metzler

Audio recording: Piano Harmony (auto-generated)
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