Love's redeeming work is done (Jubilate version)

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1 Love's redeeming work is done;
fought the fight, the battle won:
see, our Sun's eclipse has passed;
see, the dawn has come at last!

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 Now he lives, our glorious king;
now, O death, where is your sting?
Once he died, our souls to save —
where's your victory, boasting grave?

4 We are raised 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 you by both be given;
every knee to you shall bow,
risen Christ, triumphant now!

Jubilate Hymns version of a hymn by Charles Wesley (1707–1788) of which the first line is Christ the Lord is risen today
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