405. 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;
and 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)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: LM
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; 1 Corinthians 2:2; 1 Corinthians 2:8; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 1 John 4:8-10; 1 Peter 2:21-24; Galatians 6:14; Isaiah 53:4-5; Revelation 5:11-14; Romans 5:1-11
Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Passion and Death; Courage; Jesus: cross
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WALTON (FULDA)
Composer: William Gardiner (1770-1853)
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Sacred Melodies, 1815



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