Christ, of All My Hopes the Ground   1 comment

Christ Pantocrator Icon

Above:  Icon of Christ Pantocrator

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1911), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words (1817) by Ralph Wardlaw (1779-1853)

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1.  Christ, of all my hopes the Ground,

Christ, the Spring of all my joy,

Still in Thee may I be found,

Still for Thee my powers employ.

2.  Let Thy love my heart inflame;

Keep Thy fear before my sight;

Be Thy praise my highest aim;

Be Thy smile my chief delight.

3.  Fountain of o’erflowing grace,

Freely from Thy fulness give;

Till I close my earthly race,

May I prove it “Christ to live.”

4.  Firmly trusting in Thy blood,

Nothing shall my heart confound;

Safely I shall pass the flood,

Safely reach Emmanuel’s ground.

5.  Thus, O thus, an entrance give

To the land of cloudless sky;

Having known it “Christ to live,”

Let me know it “gain to die.”

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