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Love's Redeeming Work Is Done

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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!

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #209

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Love's redeeming work is done; Fought the fight, the battle won
Title: Love's Redeeming Work Is Done
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: with alleluias
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Love's redeeming work is done. C. Wesley. A cento composed of sts. ii.-v.,x.,of "Christ the Lord is risen to-day" (p. 226, i.) in The English Hymnal, 1906. Lowry, R., p, 699, i. He d. Nov. 25, 1899.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #209Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #494
Church Family Worship #259
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #277
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #150Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #433TextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #188Text
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #189Text
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #83
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #324
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #412
Small Church Music #3477Audio
The New English Hymnal #113TextPage Scan
Include 8 pre-1979 instances