Oh everything’s now second best

for I have entered holy rest,

my old attachments have come loose

He’s taken off my worldly noose.


Oh everything’s been made anew

as Jesus Christ for ever knew,

that I’d one day see I was lost

I’d realise what sin has cost.


Oh everything’s been reconciled

the Son in my place was reviled,

was offered up for all my sins

old things have died, new life begins.


Oh everything’s now last not first

for holy water now I thirst,

I’m hungry for the bread of life

I earn no living, Christ’s my life.