113. Love's redeeming work is done

1 Love's redeeming work is done;
Fought the fight, the battle won:
Lo, our Sun's eclipse is o'er!
Lo, he sets in blood no more!

2 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal,
Christ has burst the gates of hell;
Death in vain forbids his rise;
Christ has opened Paradise.

3 Lives again our glorious King;
Where, O Death, is now thy sting?
Dying once, he all doth save;
Where thy victory, O grave?

4 Soar we now where Christ has led,
Following our exalted Head;
Made like him, like him we rise;
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies.

5 Hail the Lord of earth and heaven!
Praise to thee by both be given:
Thee we greet triumphant now;
Hail, the Resurrection thou!

Text Information
First Line: Love's redeeming work is done
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88
Meter: 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The Christian Year: Eastertide
Tune Information
Meter: 77 77
Key: E♭ Major
Source: MS. Choralbuch, Hernhut c. 1740 ; Arr.: J. Wesley's Foundery Collection 1742

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