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686. Jesu, our hope, our heart's desire

1 Jesu, our hope, our heart's desire,
thy work of grace we sing;
Redeemer of the world art thou,
its Maker 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 stand around thy throne,
and see thy glory there.

5 Jesu, our only joy be thou,
as thou our prize wilt be;
in thee be all our glory now
and through eternity.

6 All praise to thee who art gone up
triumphantly to heaven;
all praise to God the Father's name,
and Holy Ghost be given.

Text Information
First Line: Jesu, our hope, our heart's desire
Latin Title: Jesu, nostra redemptio
Translator: John Chandler (1806-1876) (alt.)
Meter: CM
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Ascension Day; Atonement; Church Year: Good Friday (6 more...)
Source: Latin, c. 8th century
Tune Information
Composer: Richard Redhead (1820-1901)
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Source: Contributed to George Metzler's Ancient Hymn Melodies

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