1 O Christ, our hope, our heart's desire,
redemption's only spring!
Creator of the world art thou,
its Savior 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 bands of death are burst,
the ransom has been paid;
and thou art on thy Father's throne,
in glorious robes arrayed.
4 O Christ, be thou our lasting joy,
our ever great reward!
Our only glory may it be
to glory in the Lord.
|First Line:||O Christ, our hope, our heart's desire|
|Title:||O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart's Desire|
|Author:||John Chandler (1837)|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: The Only Mediator and Redeemer; Christ: Conqueror; Christ: Creator(3 more...)|
|Source:||Latin hymn, 7th or 8th cent.|
|Composer:||George Frederick Handel (1741; arr.)|