1 To Christ, the Prince of peace,
And Son of God most high,
The father of the world to come,
Sing we with holy joy.
2 Deep in his heart for us
The wound of love he bore,
That love with which he still inflames
The hearts that him adore.
3 O Jesus, victim blest,
What else but love so fine
Could make you choose to open thus
That sacred heart divine?
4 O Fount of endless life,
O Spring of water clear,
O Flame celestial, cleansing all
Who unto you draw near!
|First Line:||To Christ, the Prince of peace|
|Title:||To Christ, the Prince of Peace|
|Latin Title:||Summi parentis filio|
|Translator:||Edward Caswall, 1814-1878|
|Topic:||Sacred Heart; Love of God for Us; Song(1 more...)|
|Source:||Paris Breviary, 1736|
|Adapter:||William H. Havergal, 1793-1870|
|Source:||Liesentritt's Catholicum Hymnologium Germanicum, 1584|