518. 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 you my pow'rs employ,
Still for you my pow'rs employ.

2 Let your love my heart inflame;
Keep your fear before my sight;
Be your praise my highest aim;
Be your smile my chief delight,
Be your smile my chief delight.

3 Fountain of o'erflowing grace,
Freely from your fullness give;
Till I close my earthly race,
May I prove it "Christ to live,"
May I prove it "Christ to live."

4 Firmly trusting in your blood,
Nothing shall my heart confound;
Safely I shall pass the flood,
Safely reach Immanuel's ground,
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,"
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)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.rep.
Scripture: Philippians 1; Philippians 1:21
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Union with Christ; Death: Trusting God in; Faith: In Christ3 more...
Source: Mod.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HENDON
Composer: Henri A. César Malan (1827)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.rep.
Key: F Major



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