Author: Georgia Harkness Hymnal: Chalice Hymnal #538 (1995) Meter: 188.8.131.52 Hymnal Title: Chalice Hymnal First Line: Hope of the world, O Christ of great compasssion Lyrics: 1 Hope of the world, O Christ of great compassion:
speak to our fearful hearts by conflict rent;
save us, your people, from consuming passion,
who by our own false hopes and aims are spent.
2 Hope of the world, God's gift from highest heaven,
bringing to hungry souls the bread of life:
still let your Spirit unto us be given
to heal earth's wounds and end our bitter strife.
3 Hope of the world, afoot on dusty highways,
showing to wandering souls the path of light:
walk now beside us lest the tempting byways
lure us away from you to endless night.
4 Hope of the world, who by your cross did save us
from death and dark despair, from sin and guilt:
we render back the love your mercy gave us;
take now our lives and use them as you will.
5 Hope of the world, O Christ, o'er death victorious,
who by this sign did conquer grief and pain:
we would be faithful to your gospel glorious;
you are our Lord, and you forever reign! Topics: Hope; Peace on Earth; Faith; Empowerment; Discipleship; God's Church Life of Discipleship: Faith and Hope; Life of Discipleship Faith and Hope; Hunger Languages: English Tune Title: VICAR
Hope of the World