|Text:||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 men;
but lo, what sudden joys we see!
Jesus, the dead, revives again.
3 The rising God forsakes the tomb!
The tomb in vain 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 Deliv'rer 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 vict'ry, boasting grave?"
|First Line:||He dies, the Friend of sinners dies!|
|Title:||He Dies, the Friend of Sinners Dies|
|Author:||Isaac Watts (1709)|
|Alterer:||Augustus Toplady (1776)|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: Suffering and Death|