Complete in Him

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Now I live in resurrection,
Death and judgment past for me;
Jesus bore it all in person,
Bare the cross, and set me free.
Once I stood in condemnation,
Waiting thus the sinner's doom;
He in death has wrought salvation,
God hath raised Him from the tomb!
Once I lay in death's dark prison,
Bound in fetters fast and strong;
He who took that place, now risen,
Shares with me His victory won.
Once I was to God a stranger.
Fill'd with enmity and fear;
He, the Father's great Revealer,
Made Him known, and brought ME near.
Now I see in Christ's acceptance
But the measure of my own;
He who lay beneath my sentence,
Seated high upon the throne.
Quicken'd, raised, and in Him seated,
I a full deliverance know:
Every foe has been defeated,
Every enemy laid low.
Now, I have a life in union
With the risen One above,
Now, I drink in sweet communion
Some rich foretaste of His love.
Love so great that none can measure,
Length, nor breadth, nor depth, nor height-
Love, which found in me its pleasure,
Which has turn'd to day my night.
Soon, O Lord, in brightest glory,
All its vastness I'll explore;
Soon I'll cast my crown before Thee,
Whilst I worship and adore.