1 Christ holds the keys of death and hell,
the First and Last, and Living One.
His rule proclaim, his triumph tell!
For through his Cross his work is done.

2 Though powers of darkness make their claim
though wars may rage and kingdoms fall,
the throne of Christ shall stay the same:
and all must heed his trumpet call.

3 Christ breaks the seal around the scroll,
unfolds the meaning of our world.
He leads us forward to our goal,
the secrets of all life unfurled.

4 See death and famine riding by,
with war and sickness drawing near.
We'll ride with Christ until we die,
and wait his reign in glory here.

Richard T Bewes (born 1934)
© Richard Bewes/Jubilate Hymns Ltd.
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