494a. 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 men 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 its 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: Thomas Kelly, 1769 - 1854
Language: English
Publication Date: 1958
Topic: The Church Year: Lent; The Church Year: Good Friday; The Life In Christ: Contemplation
Tune Information
Meter: L. M.
Key: C Major
Source: French Church Melody (Grenoble)

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