By Pardon ruled

By pardon ruled, by praise renewed, let every mouth confess.

That Christ was raised and death subdued to heal, redeem and bless.

Oh happy day when hearts unfold to grace and mercy’s might.

No more can mortal grief constrain the realm of God’s delight.

Establish, then, thy Reign of Peace, with justice manifest.

Unravel all deceit—and shame!—‘til earth receive its rest.

Come, Font of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace.

Thy never-ceasing mercy drying tears on every face.

Come, all who forfeit vengeance vile, your future is secured

Against death’s threat and all regret, a Promised Land assured.

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