Cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished.@Isaiah 40:2
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Joseph the Hymnographer (?–883)

John M. Neale, Hymns of the Eastern Church 1862, based on the Greek of Joseph the Hymnographer.

Axbridge Arthur H. D. Prendergast, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1889 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John M. Neale (1818–1866)

Safe home, safe home in port!
Rent cordage, shattered deck,
Torn sails, provisions short,
And only not a wreck;
But oh! the joy upon the shore
To tell our voyage—perils o’er!

The prize, the prize secure!
The athlete nearly fell;
Bare all he could endure,
And bare not always well;
But he may smile at troubles gone
Who sets the victor-garland on.

No more the foe can harm;
No more of leaguered camp,
And cry of night alarm,
And need of ready lamp;
And yet how nearly he had failed—
How nearly had that foe prevailed!

The lamb is in the fold,
In perfect safety penned;
The lion once had hold,
And thought to make an end;
But One came by with wounded side,
And for the sheep the Shepherd died.

The exile is at home!
O nights and days of tears,
O longings not to roam,
O sins and doubts and fears;
What matters now grief’s darkest day?
The King has wiped those tears away