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The sting of death is sin

The sting of death is sin

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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The sting of death is sin,
The strength of sin the law;
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I feel the envenom'd wound within,
But who the sting shall draw?

Thanks be to God, I see
My health in Christ His Son,
Who, over sin and death, for me,
The victory hath won.

The law He magnified,
For me its curse He bore;
Who shall condemn?--'Tis Christ that died,
Now lives for evermore.

My name upon the roll
Of His redeem'd be found,
And in life's bundle be my soul,
For his soul's travail bound.



Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #232

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: The sting of death is sin
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #232

The Gospel Hymn Book #171

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