156. 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 oflove,
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 (1769-1855)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Angels; Church year: Passiontide; Church Year: Good Friday (9 more...)
Tune Information
Name: BOW BRICKHILL
Composer: Sydney Hugo Nicholson (1875-1947)
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Copyright: © Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd
Notes: A version in a lower key is found at 518



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