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178. 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 all deride,
For this we count the world but loss.

2 Inscribed upon that 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 ev'ry bitter cup.

4 It makes the coward spirit brave
And nerves the feeble arm for fight;
It takes all 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 sinners' refuge here below,
The angels' theme in heaven above.


Text Information
First Line: We sing the praise of Him who died
Title: We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died
Author: Thomas Kelly (1815)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Good Friday
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major
Source: "N├╝rnbergisches Gesangbuch," 1676

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