144. He Dies! The Friend of Sinners Dies!

1 He dies! the Friend of sinners dies!
Lo! Salem's daughters weep around;
A solemn darkness veils the skies,
A sudden trembling shakes the ground.

2 Here's love and grief beyond degree:
the Lord of Glory dies for man;
But lo! what sudden joys we see,
Jesus, the dead, revives again!

3 The rising God forsakes the tomb;
In vain the tomb forbids His rise;
Cherubic legions guard Him home,
And shout Him welcome to the skies.

4 Break off your tears, ye saints, and tell
How high your great Deliverer reigns;
Sing how He spoiled the hosts of hell,
And led the monster death in chains!

5 Say: "Live forever, wondrous King!
Born to redeem, and strong to save;"
Then ask the monster: "Where's thy sting?"
And "Where's thy victory, boasting grave?"


Text Information
First Line: He dies! the Friend of sinners dies!
Title: He Dies! The Friend of Sinners Dies!
Author: Isaac Watts
Alterer: Martin Madan
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Topic: Christ's Passion
Tune Information
Composer: Timothy R Matthews
Meter: L M
Key: E♭ Major

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