Love’s redeeming work is done;
Fought the fight, the battle won:
Lo, our Sun’s eclipse is o’er!
Lo, he sets in blood no more.
Did Charles Wesley witness an eclipse? Did the sun look red at the time?
Perhaps we can never know the answers. But what is very clear in Wesley’s verse is the play on words – he clearly identified the Sun with God’s Son who was ‘eclipsed’ at the Crucifixion, but reappeared in glory at the Resurrection.
St. Boniface Church, Sunday March 29th, 6.30pm: The Passion of Christ – a service of hymns, anthems, readings and prayers for the start of Holy Week.