To Christ, the Prince of Peace

To Christ, the Prince of Peace

Translator: Edward Caswall
Published in 48 hymnals

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1 To Christ, the Prince of Peace
And Son of God most high,
The ruler of the world to come,
We lift our joyful cry.

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 purest love
Could make your sacred heart pour forth
God's graces from above?

4 O fount of endless life
And spring of water clear,
O heav'nly flame which cleanses all
Who unto you draw near!

5 Enfold us in your heart,
O Jesus, Savior blest,
So shall we find your plenteous grace
And heav'n's eternal rest.

Source: Worship (4th ed.) #560

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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