This 8th century Latin hymn is fantastic. It’s contemplative, simple, and filled with Gospel theology and truth. The four simple verses move through the story of the Gospel. Through and through, it is an adoration of Jesus Christ. It begins at creation, moves to the cross, then the resurrection and enthronement, and finally eternal hope for his return. The song incorporates themes from John 1:1-ff, Isaiah 53:4-5,12, Psalm 107:14, 2 Corinthians 10:17, Revelation 5:9, Philippians 2, and Colossians 3:1-4– just to name a few.
I have put together a minor key arrangement on guitar for this hymn, and you can download the PDF here:
O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart’s Desire (PDF)