1 Blessing, honor, thanks, and praise,
Pay we, gracious God, to Thee:
Thou, in Thine abundant grace,
Givest us the victory!
2 True and faithful to Thy word,
Thou hast glorified Thy Son;
Jesus Christ, our dying Lord,
He for us the fight hath won.
3 Lo, the prisoner is released,
Lightened of his fleshly load:
Where the weary are at rest,
He is gathered into God!
4 Lo, the pain of life is past,
All his warfare now is o'er;
Death and hell behind are cast,
Grief and suffering are no more.
5 Yes, the Christian's course is run,
Ended is the glorious strife;
Fought the fight, the work is done,
Death is swallowed up of Life!
|First Line:||Blessing, honor, thanks, and praise|
|Author:||C. Wesley (1742)|
|Topic:||Death and Eternity: Burial|
|Notes:||Alternate tune: #138 or #508|
|Notes:||Composer from index: Rev. J. B. Dykes, 1864|