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

1 O Christ, our hope, our heart's desire,
redemption's only spring;
creator of the world are you,
its Savior and its King,
its Savior and its King.

2 How vast the mercy and the love
which led you to the tree,
and on this cross you died for us
to set your people free,
to set your people free.

3 But now the bonds of death are burst,
the ransom has been paid;
and you are on your Father's throne
in majesty arrayed,
in majesty arrayed.

4 O may your mighty love prevail
our sinful souls to spare,
O may we come before your throne
and find acceptance there,
and find acceptance there.

5 All praise to you, ascended Lord,
all glory ever be
to Father, Son, and Spirit now
and through eternity,
and through eternity.

Text Information
First Line: O Christ, our hope, our heart's desire
Title: O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart's Desire
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Chandler (1837, alt.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Ascensión; Christian year--Ascension; Justification (2 more...)
Source: Latin, 8th cent.
Tune Information
Composer: Nikolaus Hermann, c. 1480-1561
Meter: C.M.
Key: F Major

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