Christ of all my hopes the ground

Christ of all my hopes the ground. Ralph Wardlaw* (1779-1853). First published in the supplement of 1817 to A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship: Intended primarily for the Church in Albion Street Chapel (Glasgow, 1803). It was in two parts: the first was entitled ‘Christ All, and in all’. Seven stanzas, from parts 1 and 2 were printed in the Church Hymnary (1898), but thereafter it disappeared from Scottish books. SofP has a text of three 8-line stanzas, and SofPE shortens this to two. It was also included in MHB, in eight stanzas, and CP, in four. Since the Church Hymnary text in seven stanzas is a Scottish rendering of what is a bewildering selection of stanzas in many books, this is...

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