174. Praise the Saviour

1 Praise the Saviour
Now and ever;
Praise him all beneath the skies;
Prostrate lying,
Suff'ring, dying
On the cross, a sacrifice.
Vict'ry gaining,
Life obtaining,
Now in glory he doth rise.

2 Man's work faileth,
Christ's availeth;
He is all our righteousness;
He, our Saviour,
Has for ever
Set us free from dire distress.
Through his merit
We inherit
Light and peace and happiness.

3 Sin's bonds severed;
We're delivered;
Christ has bruised the serpent's head;
Death no longer
Is the stronger;
Hell itself is captive led.
Christ has risen
From death's prison;
O'er the tomb he light has shed.

4 For his favor,
Praise for ever
Unto God the Father sing;
Praise the Saviour,
Praise him ever,
Son of God, our Lord and King.
Praise the Spirit;
Through Christ's merit,
He doth us salvation bring.


Text Information
First Line: Praise the Saviour
Author: Venantius H. C. Fortunatus, c. 530-609
Translator: Augustus Nelson
Meter: 4. 4. 7. 4. 4. 7. 4. 4. 7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1961
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christ, The Lord Jesus; Christ: Atoning work of; Christ: Praise of (4 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 4. 4. 7. 4. 4. 7. 4. 4. 7.
Key: D Major
Source: Swedish Koralbok, 1697

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