146b. We sing the praise of him who died

1 We sing the praise of him who died,
of him who died upon the cross;
the sinner's hope let sin deride —
for this we count the world but loss.

2 Inscribed upon the cross we see
in shining letters, 'God is love';
He bears our sins upon the tree,
he brings us mercy from above.

3 The cross — it takes our guilt away;,
it holds the fainting spirit up;
it cheers with hope the gloomy day
and sweetens every bitter cup;

4 It makes the coward spirit brave
and nerves the feeble arm for fight;
it takes the terror from the grave
and gilds the bed of death with light:

5 The balm of life, the cure of woe,
the measure and the pledge of love;
the sinner's refuge here below,
the angels' theme in heaven above.

Text Information
First Line: We sing the praise of him who died
Author: T. Kelly (1769-1855)
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (LM)
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God, Saviour: Suffering and Dying; Lent 5, The King and the Kingdom: The Victory of the Cross; Palm Sunday: The Way of the Cross
Tune Information
Composer: W. H. Gladstone (1840-1891)
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (LM)
Key: C Major
Notes: Alternative tunes: BOW BRICKHILL (146a), BRESLAU (146c)

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