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,
we sing with holy joy.

2 Deep in his heart for us
the wound of love he bore:
that burning love he kindles still
in hearts that him adore.

3 O Jesus, victim priest,
what else but love so fine
could move you so to welcome us
into your heart divine?

4 O fount of endless life,
O spring of water clear,
O flame celestial, cleansing all
who will to you draw near,

5 hide us within your heart,
for there we all would be,
to live in grace, and after death
gain immorality.

6 Praise to the Father be,
and sole-begotten Son;
praise, ever holy Paraclete,
while endless ages run.

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #335

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



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Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #127


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Together in Song #335

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