188 Easter

 

1. Love's redeeming work is done,

fought the fight, the battle won.

Death in vain forbids him rise;

Christ has opened paradise.

 

2. Lives again our glorious King;

where, O death, is now thy sting?

Once he died our souls to save,

where thy victory, O grave?

 

3. 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.

 

Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788), alt. Music: Savannah, from Harmonia Sacra, ca. 1760