He won the meed and crown;
Trod all our foes beneath His feet
By being trodden down.
Tullian Tchividjian turned me on to this line from this hymn.
Christ lost so that we could win.
He suffered defeat so we could be victorious.
He demolished the strongholds that held us by being demolished by our strongholds.
Christ suffered in our place so that we can reign in His place.
Amen and amen!