120. 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 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.


Text Information
First Line: O Christ, our hope, our heart's desire
Translator: John Chandler (1837)
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1961
Topic: Christ, The Lord Jesus; Christ: Conqueror; Christ: Creator (4 more...)
Source: Latin hymn, 7th or 8th century
Tune Information
Composer: George Frederick Handel (arr.)
Meter: C. M.
Key: D Major

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