1 O Christ, our hope, our heart's desire,
redemption's only spring,
Creator of the world art thou,
its Savior 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!
5 All praise to you, ascended Lord;
all glory ever be
to Father, Son, and Spirit blest
through all eternity.
Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #828
|First Line:||O Christ, our hope, our heart's desire|
|Title:||O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart's Desire|
|Latin Title:||Jesu, nostra redemptio|
|Translator:||John Chandler (1837)|
|Source:||Latin, c. 8th cent|