No longer now at Eden’s gate
The fiery weapon gleams,
But from the Cross that leads to life
A light alluring streams.
And now the power of Death is gone,
His sting is torn away;
Grim Hades can no longer claim
His silent victory.
For Thou, O Saviour, didst descend
Where darkness brooding lies,
And bad’st the souls in bondage held
Return to Paradise.
Hymns of the Greek Church, 1900