604. O Christ, Our Hope

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1 O Christ, our hope, our hearts' desire,
creation's mighty Lord,
redeemer of the fallen world,
by holy love out-poured,
by holy love out-poured:

2 How vast the mercy to accept
the burden of our sin,
and bow your head in cruel death
to make us clean within,
to make us clean within.

3 But now the bonds of death are burst,
the ransom has been paid;
you reign above at God's right hand,
in robes of light arrayed,
in robes of light arrayed.

4 Oh, let your mighty love prevail
to purge us of our pride,
that we may stand before your throne
by mercy purified,
by mercy purified.

5 All praise to you, ascended Lord;
all glory ever be
to Father, Son, and Spirit blest
through all eternity,
through all eternity!

Text Information
First Line: O Christ, our hope, our hearts' desire
Title: O Christ, Our Hope
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Chandler, 1806-1876 (adapt.)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 6
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Confession, Forgiveness; Grace, Faith; Ascension (1 more...)
Source: Latin hymn, c. 8th cent.
Tune Information
Name: LOBT GOTT, IHR CHRISTEN
Composer: Nikolaus Herman, 1480-1561
Meter: 8 6 8 6 6
Key: F Major



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