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518. Christ, of All My Hopes the Ground

1 Christ, of all my hopes the ground,
Christ, the spring of all my joy,
still in you may I be found,
still for you my pow'rs employ,
still for you my pow'rs employ.

2 Let your love my heart inflame;
keep your fear before my sight;
be your praise my highest aim;
be your smile my chief delight,
be your smile my chief delight.

3 Fountain of o'erflowing grace,
freely from your fullness give;
till I close my earthly race,
may I prove it "Christ to live,"
may I prove it "Christ to live."

4 Firmly trusting in your blood,
nothing shall my heart confound;
safely I shall pass the flood,
safely reach Immanuel's ground,
safely reach Immanuel's ground.

5 Thus, O thus, an entrance give
to the land of cloudless sky;
having known it "Christ to live,"
let me know it "gain to die,"
let me know it "gain to die."

Text Information
First Line: Christ, of all my hopes the ground
Title: Christ, of All My Hopes the Ground
Author: Ralph Wardlaw (1817)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Philippians 1; Philippians 1:21
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Union with Christ; Death: Trusting God in; Faith: In Christ (3 more...)
Source: Mod.
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Henri A. César Malan (1827)
Key: F Major

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