Christ the Victorious, Give to Your Servants

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1 Christ the Victorious, give to your servants
rest with your saints in the regions of light.
Grief and pain ended, and sighing no longer,
there may they find everlasting life.

2 Only Immortal One, Mighty Creator!
We are your creatures and children of earth.
From earth you formed us, both glorious and mortal,
and to the earth shall we all return.

3 God-spoken prophecy, word at creation:
"You came from dust and to dust shall return."
Yet at the grave shall we raise up our glad song,
"Alleluia, alleluia!"

4 Christ the Victorious, give to your servants
rest with your saints in the regions of light.
Grief and pain ended, and sighing no longer,
there may they find everlasting life.

Author: Carl P. Daw

Daw was educated at Rice University, and the University of Virginia. He was ordained in 1982. Since 1996, he has been Executive Director of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (www.hymntime.com) Go to person page >

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RUSSIAN HYMN

Alexey Feodorovitch Lvov (b. Reval [now Tallin], Estonia, 1799; d. Romanovo, near Kovno [now Kaunas], Lithuania, 1870) composed RUSSIA in 1833 one night "on the spur of the moment," according to his memoirs, after Czar Nicholas I asked him to compose a truly Russian national anthem (rather than cont…

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Worship and Rejoice #517

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