This is eclectic, convergent, catholic worship at its best. A 6th century text originally written for Holy Week in the medieval church that we discovered in the ‘Trinity’ hymnal paired with a familiar Southern Harmony tune “Holy Manna.” We recorded this song very appropriately gathered around one mic. From the CD ‘Mid All the Traffic‘. A great Easter romp. He can also hear a great version from our friends at Redeemer-Knoxville.
Praise the Savior now and ever; Praise him, all beneath the skies;
Prostrate lying suff’ring, dying on the cross, a sacrifice.
Vict’ry gaining life obtaining Now in glory he doth rise.
Man’s work faileth, Christ’s availeth; He is all our righteousness;
He, our Savior, has forever set us free from dire distress.
Through his merit we inherit Light and peace and happiness.
Sin’s bond severed, we’re delivered; Christ has bruised the serpent’s head;
Death no longer is the stronger hell itself is captive led.
Christ has risen from death’s prison; O’er the tomb he light has shed.
For his favor, praise forever unto God the Father sing;
Praise the Savior, praise him ever, Son of God, our Lord and King.
Praise the Spirit; through Christ’s merit He doth us salvation bring.