Christ, of all my hopes the GroundAuthor: Ralph Wardlaw (1817)
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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 Fountain of o'erflowing grace,
Freely from Thy fulness give;
Till I close my earthly race,
May I prove it "Christ to live."
3 Firmly trusting in Thy blood,
Nothing shall my heart confound;
Safely I shall pass the flood,
Safely reach Emmanuel's ground.
4 When I touch the blessèd shore,
Back the closing waves shall roll;
Death's dark stream shall nevermore
Part from Thee my ravished soul.
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."
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
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|Author:||Ralph Wardlaw (1817)|
Christ, of all my hopes the ground. R. Wardlaw. [Christ All, and in all. ] This hymn appeared in the Supplement which he appended to the 5th edition of his Selection of Hymns, &c. (1st ed., 1803), in 1817, No. 458, in two parts, the 2nd part beginning," When with wasting sickness worn." Pt. i. is in 6 stanzas, and Pt. ii. in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. Both parts have been adopted in Great Britain and America. In the latter, however the most popular form of the hymn is a cento composed of stanzas i., vi., x.-xiii., as in Dr. Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, N.Y., 1872, No. 896; or the same cento reduced to 4 stanzas of 4 lines, as in several collections.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Rejoice in the Lord #455||Christ, of All My Hopes the Ground||Christ, of all my hopes the ground||SONG 13||Ralph Wardlaw||188.8.131.52||Philippians 1:21||1985||Faith and Aspiration | ; Jesus Christ | Grace|
|The Cyber Hymnal #927||Christ, of All My Hopes the Ground||Christ, of all my hopes the ground||HENDON||Ralph Wardlaw||77.77|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #518||Christ, of All My Hopes the Ground||Christ, of all my hopes the ground||HENDON||Ralph Wardlaw||184.108.40.206.rep.||Philippians 1; Philippians 1:21||1990||The Way of Salvation | Union with Christ; Death | Trusting God in; Faith | In Christ; Grace | Sanctifying; Love | For Christ of God; Post-Communion |||Mod.|