243. Praise the Savior Now and Ever

1 Praise the Savior 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 Savior, has forever
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 Savior, 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 Savior now and ever
Title: Praise the Savior Now and Ever
Author: Venantius H.C. Fortunatus, ca. 530-609
Translator: Augustus Nelson, 1863-1949
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ;
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Atoning Work; Christ: Praise of; Christ: Resurrection of (3 more...)
Tune Information
Key: D Major
Source: Koralbok, Swedish, 1697

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us