429. 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 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 ev'ry bitter cup.

4 It makes the coward spirit brave
And nerves the feeble arm for fight;
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.

6 To Christ, who won for sinners grace
By bitter grief and anguish sore,
Be praise from all the ransomed race
Forever and forevermore.

Text Information
First Line: We sing the praise of Him who died
Title: We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died
Author (sts. 1-5): Thomas Kelly, 1769-1855
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861 (st. 6)
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): Daniel Read, 1757-1836
Meter: L M
Key: d minor
Source: Lutheran Book of Worship, 1978 (Setting)

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