Scripture Verse

Thy Savior and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob. Psalm 19:14


Columba (521–597)

Words: Colum­ba (521–597) (Chris­tus Re­dem­ptor Om­ni­um). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Dun­can Mac­gre­gor (1854–1923).

Music: Far­mer John Far­mer, 1892 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Mac­gre­gor (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Far­mer,

John Farmer (1835–1901)


Christ is the world’s Re­deem­er,
The lov­er of the pure,
The fount of hea­ven­ly wis­dom,
Our trust and hope se­cure;
The ar­mor of His sol­diers,
The Lord of earth and sky;
Our health while we are liv­ing,
Our life when we shall die.

Christ hath our host sur­round­ed
With clouds of mar­tyrs bright,
Who wave their palms in tri­umph,
And fire us for the fight.
Christ the red cross as­cend­ed,
To save a world un­done,
And, suf­fer­ing for the sin­ful,
Our full re­demp­tion won.

All glo­ry to the Fa­ther,
The un­be­got­ten One;
All hon­or be to Je­sus,
His sole be­got­ten Son;
And to the Ho­ly Spir­it—
The per­fect Tri­ni­ty.
Let all the worlds give an­swer,
Amen—so let it be.