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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday's Hymn: Praise the Saviour

Praise the Saviour now and ever;
Praise him all beneath the skies;
Prostrate lying, suffering, dying
On the cross, a sacrifice.
Victory gaining, life obtaining,
Now in glory he doth rise.

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.

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.

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

Venantius Fortunatus, circa 530-609

5 comments:

elaine@homebutnotalone said...

We sang this at our evening worship to-day - It was the Lord's Supper remembrance.

photowannabe said...

I haven't heard that hymn for ages. Very nice to be able to read all the words.

Leland Bryant Ross said...

I don't think I've ever sung that hymn; the incipit to me betokens the one sung to ACCLAIM. What tune is this sung to, Dorothy (or Elaine)?

Leland aka Haruo

Dorothy said...

Leland,

Remember, I am not a musician but this is what it says in our hymnal:
UPP MIN TUNGA 4.4.7.4.4.7.4.4.7. Koralbok, 1697.

By the way. we use the blue Trinity Hymnal.

Dorothy said...

Leland,
According to cyberhymnal, an alternative tune is Lauda Anima, John Goss, 1869.