Thine Agony, O Lord, is O’er   4 comments

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Above:  The Edicule, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Palestine, Between 1898 and 1946

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/matpc/item/mpc2004005703/pp/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-matpc-05381

Original Words by Archbishop Johann Olaf Wallin (1779-1839)

English Translation by Ernst W. Olson (1870-1958)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod

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1. Thine agony, O Lord, is o’er,

And victory for evermore

Is ours through Thy great passion.

Earth had for Thee no peace in store

Till peace was our possession.

2. Now rest Thee, gentle Shepherd blest,

Who ‘mid this throng has found no rest,

Nor in a home abided.

The shelter life from Thee withheld

The grave alone provided.

3. O silent grave! O blest retreat,

A refuge for my Saviour meet,

No longer dark and narrow!

Like Him, I enter thee content,

Released from toil and sorrow.

4. O sleep of death, O night profound,

My Lord hath set for thee a bound:

His promise I remember.

Like Him, triumphant I shall come

From out that peaceful chamber.

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