558. Blessing, honor, thanks, and praise

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!

Text Information
First Line: Blessing, honor, thanks, and praise
Author: C. Wesley (1742)
Meter: 7s.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Death and Eternity: Burial
Notes: Alternate tune: #138 or #508
Tune Information
Meter: 7s.
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: Composer from index: Rev. J. B. Dykes, 1864

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