See, an open door before me,
means of total victory,
through the gifts the willing Servant
offers in humility;
principalities are vanquished,
now captivity is captive,
through the sacrifice he made.
My sad soul recalls the battle,
leaping up in ecstasy,
as I see the law exalted,
great transgressors going free;
life's great author has been buried,
Mighty Resurrection dies;
peace eternal is established,
earth united to the skies!
He ascends who once descended,
all his work is finished here;
heaven's gates, heads high with wonder,
welcome him as he draws near;
doors are opened, choirs awakened,
God in flesh, at journey's end,
hears his Father's invitation,
takes the seat at his right hand.
All I need through surging waters,
all I need through raging fire;
he to whom I cling for ever,
my firm friend, my life's desire;
on Arabia's angled pathways
plagued by foes increasingly,
let me fully share his passion,
precious death on Calvary.