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He did not die in vain

He did not die in vain

Author: Anna B. Hoppe
Tune: ABER
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 He did not die in vain,
My Savior and my Lord,
The Lamb of God, for sinners slain,
The blest incarnate Word.

2 Each drop of blood He spilt
Can healing balm bestow,
And sinners lose all stains of guilt
In that most holy flow.

3 What tho' the foe still rave?
He crushed the serpent's head.
We fear nor death, nor hell, nor grave
Since He rose from the dead.

4 In yonder mansions fair,
From sin and sorrow free,
We shall His heav'nly kingdom share
And all His glory see.

5 He did not die in vain;
While endless ages roll,
The fruit of all His grief and pain
Shall satisfy His soul.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #192

Author: Anna B. Hoppe

Anna Hoppe was born on May 7, 1889 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She left school after the eighth grade and worked as a stenographer. She began writing patriotic verses when she was very young and by the age of 25 she was writing spiritual poetry. After some of her poems appeared in the Northwestern Lutheran, a periodical of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, they came to the attention of Dr. Adolf Hult of Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois. He influenced her to write her Songs for the Church Year (1928). Several hymnals include her work, which was usually set to traditional chorale melodies, although she also made a number of translations. She died on August 2, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NN, from Cyber Hymnal  Go to person page >

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First Line: He did not die in vain
Author: Anna B. Hoppe