The crimson flow,
the life leaked out to death;
in final breath
he gasped his work was now completed,
satanic scheme had been defeated,
salvation pure procured,
for all who will receive,
more white than snow
my guilty stain has be removed,
Who’d put their hope in a dead man?
in disappointment, fear they ran.
– But now, he lives! they’re full of joy,
they boldly speak, though threatened by
those who their bodies can destroy.
They know like Christ they will arise
– good news they gladly share
(though some will scorn and some despise):
his Resurrection they declare!
His life had always held surprise
of miracles, words kind and wise,
fulfilment of the prophecies –
view God, as Man, from death arise!
And so we know he’d fully paid
the price for pardon that was laid
upon the Son, – he has returned
to show that gift by us unearned
is his to give, – he lives for ever,
his grace and rule no-one can sever!
… And I hold the keys of death and Hades!” (Revelation 1:18)