See The Destined Day Arise

[I’m aware of a formatting issue when reading the posts via email. This is a bug on WordPress’ end and we’re working to get this fixed. Hopefully it doesn’t stop you enjoying these wonderful hymns!]

I discovered this hymn through Sovereign Grace’s recording during the T4G conference. The original hymn was written by Venantius Fortunatus, who in 599, became the bishop of Abbey of St. Croix in Poitiers, France. It was then paraphrased by Anglican minister Richard Mant in 1837, then updated and popularised by modern hymn writer Matt Merker in 2014.

See the destined day arise!
See a willing sacrifice!
Jesus, to redeem our loss,
Hangs upon the shameful cross;
Jesus, who but You could bear
Wrath so great and justice fair?
Every pang and bitter throe,
Finishing Your life of woe?

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Lamb of God for sinners slain!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Jesus Christ, we praise Your name!

Who but Christ had dared to drain,
Steeped in gall, the cup of pain
And with tender body bear
Thorns and nails and piercing spear?
Slain for us, the water flowed,
Mingled from Your side with blood;
Sign to all attesting eyes
Of the finished sacrifice.


Holy Jesus, grant us grace
In that sacrifice to place
All our trust for life renewed,
Pardoned sin, and promised good.
Grant us grace to sing Your praise
‘Round Your throne through endless days,
Ever with the sons of light:
“Blessing, honour, glory, might!”


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