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337. Christ Is the World's Redeemer

1 Christ is the world’s Redeemer,
the lover of the pure,
the fount of heav'nly wisdom,
our trust and hope secure,
the armor of his soldiers,
the Lord of earth and sky;
our health while we are living,
our life when we shall die.

2 Christ hath our host surrounded
with clouds of martyrs bright,
who wave their palms in triumph
and fire us for the fight.
This Christ the cross ascended
to save a world undone,
and, suff'ring for the sinful,
our full redemption won.

3 Down in the realms of darkness
he lay a captive bound,
but at the hour appointed
he rose, a victor crowned;
and now, to heav'n ascended
he sits upon the throne
in glorious dominion,
his Father's and his own.

4 Glory to God the Father,
the unbegotten One;
all honor be to Jesus,
his sole begotten Son;
and to the Holy Spirit,
the perfect Trinity:
let all the worlds give answer:
“Amen: so let it be!”

Text Information
First Line: Christ is the world's Redeemer
Title: Christ Is the World's Redeemer
Latin Title: Christus cum Deo sederat
Translator: Duncan MacGregor (1897)
Author (attr.): Columba
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: D
Scripture: ;
Topic: Doxologies (Other, last verses of); Warfare, Spiritual
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: D
Key: d minor
Source: Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (c. 1622) (Adapted from a melody in); Augsburg Gesangbuch (1609) (also found in)

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