To Christ, the Prince of Peace (Henry J. Gauntlett)

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  • (Posted 2020-11-15)  CPDL #61418:       
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
  • (Posted 2020-11-15)  CPDL #61417:       
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.

General Information

Title: To Christ, the Prince of Peace
Composer: Henry J. Gauntlett
Tune: St George
Lyricist: Edward Caswall

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 127
Description: Text translated from the Latin by Edward Caswall

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

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.