Monday, March 5, 2012

The Work that Saves

Done is the work that saves
Once and forever done
Finished the righteousness
That clothes the unrighteous one
The love that blesses us below
Is flowing freely to us now.

The sacrifice is o'er
The veil is rent in twain
The mercy seat is red
With blood of victim slain
Why stand we then without in fear
The BLOOD of Christ invites us near.

The gate is open wide
The new and living way
Is clear and free and bright
With love and peace and day
Into the Holies now we come
Our present and eternal home.

Enthroned in majesty
The Great Priest sits within
The precious blood once shed
Has made and keeps us clean
With boldness let us now draw near
That BLOOD has banished every fear.

To Him who has been slain
Be glory, praise and power
He died and lives again
He lives for evermore
He loves us, cleansed us by His BLOOD,
Made us a kingdom, priests to God.

- Horatius Bonar

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