Nailed to the cross, the Savior dies

Nailed to the cross, the Savior dies

Translator: John Brownlie
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I
Nailed to the cross the Saviour dies,
While earth is moved with sore dismay,
And e’en the sun, though high at noon,
In anguish veils the light of day.

II
Then hell and darkness riot held,
And sin and death combined their power
To crush the Christ Whom sinful men
Had hastened to that awful hour.

III
But O, ’twas darkness deeper still
Than o’er the earth in blackness lay,
When God beheld the suffering Son,
And turned from Him His face away.

IV
Ah! whence that suffering? Whence that woe?
The horror felt by earth and sky?
The victory of the powers of night,
That doomed the God-man there to die?

V
My soul distressed, look up! behold!
With light from heaven the earth is filled;—
The Christ that awful conflict met,
Because a God of wisdom willed.

VI
Now sin its latest shaft has hurled,
And death put forth its utmost might,
But, lo, the Christ the conflict stood,
And sin and death are vanquished, quite.

VII
Glory to Thee our souls proclaim,
Great Son of God, Thou Victor strong;
Thy love inspires our hearts to sing,
The victory fills our endless song.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

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 >

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First Line: Nailed to the cross, the Savior dies
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English

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Hymns from the Morningland #16

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