192. Christ is the world’s redeemer

1 Christ is the world’s redeemer,
the lover of the pure,
the fount of heavenly wisdom,
our trust and hope secure,
the armour of his soldiers,
the lord of earth and sky,
our health while we are living,
our life when we shall die.

2 Christ has our host surrounded
with clouds of martyrs bright
who wave their palms in triumph
and fire us for the fight.
For Christ the cross ascended
to save a world undone,
and suffering 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 heaven ascended,
he sits upon the throne
in glorious dominion,
his Father's and his own.

Text Information
First Line: Christ is the world’s redeemer
Original Language: Latin
Author: St Columba, 521-97
Paraphraser: Duncan Macgregor, 1854-1923 (alt.)
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christ tne King Sunday; Consummation in Christ; Jesus Christ: Ascension (8 more...)
Notes: May be sung to CRÜGER 202
Tune Information
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: c minor
Source: Irish traditional melody

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