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426. 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,
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 of love,
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: 2004
Tune Information
Name: WALTON (FULDA)
Composer: William Gardiner, 1770-1853
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Sacred Melodies, 1815



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