Scripture Verse

Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His Person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:3


John Chandler (1806–1876)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Un­known au­thor, 7th or 8th Cen­tu­ry (Je­su nos­tra re­demp­tio, Am­or et de­si­de­ri­um). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John Chand­ler (Hymns of the Pri­mi­tive Church, 1837) & the com­pil­ers of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861.

Music: Metz­ler’s Red­head Ri­chard Red­head, in An­cient Hymn Me­lo­dies and Oth­er Church Tunes, 1859 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Richard Redhead (1820–1901)


Jesu, our hope, our heart’s de­sire,
Thy work of grace we sing;
Redeemer of the world art Thou,
Its mak­er and its king.

How vast the mer­cy and the love,
Which laid our sins on Thee,
And led Thee to a cru­el death,
To set Thy peo­ple free!

But now the bonds of death are burst;
The ran­som has been paid;
And Thou art on Thy Fa­ther’s throne,
In glo­ri­ous robes ar­rayed.

O may Thy migh­ty love pre­vail
Our sin­ful souls to spare!
O may we stand around Thy throne,
And see Thy glo­ry there!

Jesu, our only joy be Thou,
As Thou our prize wilt be;
In Thee be all our glo­ry now
And through eter­ni­ty.

All praise to Thee who art gone up
Triumphantly to Heav’n;
All praise to God the Fa­ther’s name
And Ho­ly Ghost be giv’n.