|Text:||O Christ, our hope, our heart's desire|
|Composer:||George Frederick Handel|
1 O Christ, our hope, our heart's desire,
Redemption's only spring!
Creator of the world art thou,
Its Saviour 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.
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.
4 O Christ, be thou our lasting joy,
Our ever great reward!
Our only glory may it be
To glory in the Lord.
|First Line:||O Christ, our hope, our heart's desire|
|Translator:||John Chandler (1837)|
|Topic:||Christ, The Lord Jesus; Christ: Conqueror; Christ: Creator(4 more...)|
|Source:||Latin hymn, 7th or 8th century|
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