723a. 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, though all deride,
will turn to gain this bitter 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 ev'ry bitter cup.

4 It makes the coward spirit brave
to face the darkness of the night;
it takes the 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 of love,
the sinner's refuge here below,
the angels' theme in heav'n above.

Text Information
First Line: We sing the praise of him who died
Title: We sing the praise of him who died
Author: Thomas Kelly, 1769-1855 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: Joy, Praise and Thanksgiving; Passiontide; Year B: Easter 5
Tune Information
Composer: Sydney Hugo Nicholson, 1875-1947
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: © Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd.

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