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
|First Line:||Love's redeeming work is done; Fought the fight, the battle won|
|Title:||Love's Redeeming Work Is Done|
|Meter:||188.8.131.52 with alleluias|
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)