To Christ, the Prince of Peace (Henry J. Gauntlett)
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-15). Score information: A4, 1 page, 35 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-15). Score information: A4, 1 page, 74 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.
Description: Text translated from the Latin by Edward Caswall
External websites: https://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html
Original text and translations
To Christ, the Prince of Peace,
and Son of God most high,
the Father of the world to come,
we lift our joyful cry.
Deep in his heart for us
the wound of love he bore,
that love which he enkindles still
in hearts that him adore.
O Jesu, victim blest,
what else but love divine
could thee constrain to open thus
that sacred heart of thine?
O wondrous fount of love,
O well of waters free,
O heavenly flame, refining fire,
O burning charity!
Hide us in thy dear heart,
Jesu, our Saviour blest,
so shall we find thy plenteous grace,
and heaven’s eternal rest.