553. O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart's Desire

1 O Christ, our hope, our heart's desire,
Creation's mighty Lord,
Redeemer of the fallen world,
By holy love outpoured:

2 How vast Your mercy to accept
The burden of our sin
And bow Your head in cruel death
To make us clean within.

3 But now the bonds of death are burst,
The ransom has been paid;
You now ascend the Father's throne
In robes of light arrayed.

4 O let Your mighty love prevail
To purge us of our pride
That we may stand before Your throne
By mercy purified.

5 Christ Jesus, be our lasting joy,
Our future great reward;
Our only glory, may it be
To glory in the Lord!

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

Text Information
First Line: O Christ, our hope, our heart's desire
Title: O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart's Desire
Translator: John Chandler, 1806-1876 (adapt.)
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Redeemer
Source: Latin, c. 5th-10th cent.
Tune Information
Meter: C M
Key: G Major
Source: Harmonisher Lieder-Schatz, Frankfurt, 1738; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)

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