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Lo, He is dead! The suffering Christ is dead

Lo, He is dead! The suffering Christ is dead

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Lo, He is dead! The suffering Christ is dead;
Closed are His eyes, and bowèd is His head.

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Dead, too, in shame! Upon a Cross! and see,
Thorns crown His brow, in cruel mockery.

O night, and woe! The sun and stars are gone;
Dark is the world, and hope, despairing, flown.

Art Thou not Christ? The Christ of God, art Thou?
How then this death? This awful silence, how?

O sin, and death, and victory of the grave!
Canst Thou, in death, O Christ, Thy people save?

Weep in the night, O mortals at the grave;
Dead is the Christ, and dead He cannot save.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lo, He is dead! The suffering Christ is dead
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 10.10
Language: English



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