425. O Christ, Our Hope

1. O Christ, our hope, our hearts' desire,
Redemption's only spring!
Creator of the world art Thou,
Its Savior and its King,
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!
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,
In glorious robes arrayed.

4. O Christ, be Thou our present joy,
Our future great reward;
Our only glory may it be
To glory in the Lord!
To glory in the Lord!

Text Information
First Line: O Christ, our hope, our hearts' desire
Title: O Christ, Our Hope
Translator: John Chandler (1837)
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1929
Topic: Choral Section: Christ the Savior
Source: Anon., Latin, 7th or 8th Century
Tune Information
Composer: Nicolaus Hermann (1560)
Meter: C M
Incipit: 15555 65433 45665
Key: E♭ Major

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