455. Christ, of All My Hopes the Ground

1 Christ, of all my hopes the ground,
Christ, the spring of all my joy,
still in you may I be found,
still for theemy powers employ

2 Let thy love my heart inflame;
keep your 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 fullness 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 Immanuel'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.

Text Information
First Line: Christ, of all my hopes the ground
Title: Christ, of All My Hopes the Ground
Author: Ralph Wardlaw (1817)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Faith and Aspiration; Jesus Christ: Grace
Tune Information
Name: SONG 13
Composer (melody and bass): Orlando Gibbons (1623; alt.)
Key: E♭ Major

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