The Work That Saves – by Horatius Bonar

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 divine 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 now we come, 

      Our present and our endless home.


   Upon the mercy-seat

      The High Priest sits within;

   The blood is in his hand

      Which makes and keeps us clean.

   With boldness let us now draw near,

      That blood has banished every fear.


   Then to the Lamb once slain

      Be glory, praise and power,

   Who died and lives again,

      Who liveth evermore;

   Who loved and washed us in his blood,

      Who made us kings and priests to God.

                          – Horatius Bonar

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