Done is the Work that Saves (words only)
[Recording forthcoming, Lord willing]
Done is the work that saves! Once and forever done;
Finished the righteousness That clothes th’ 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 holiest we come,
Our present and our endless home.
Enthroned in majesty, The High Priest sits within;
His precious blood, once shed, Has made and keeps us clean;
With boldness let us now draw near;
That blood has banished ev'ry fear.
Then to the Lamb once slain Be glory, praise, and power,
Who died and lives again, Who liveth evermore;
Who loved us, cleansed us by His blood,
And made us kings and priests to God!
William H. Havergal