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To Christ, the Prince of Peace

To Christ, the Prince of Peace

Translator: Edward Caswall
Published in 45 hymnals

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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!

Source: Worship (3rd ed.) #491

Translator: Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To Christ, the Prince of Peace
Translator: Edward Caswall
Source: Paris Breviary, 1736
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #6514
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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #127
The Cyber Hymnal #6514TextScoreAudio
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #335
Worship (3rd ed.) #491TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #560
Include 40 pre-1979 instances
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