1 We sing the praise of him who died,
of him who died upon the cross;
the sinner's hope let sin 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.
|First Line:||We sing the praise of him who died|
|Title:||We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died|
|Author:||Thomas Kelly (1769-1855)|
|Scripture:||1 Corinthians 1:18-31; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Galatians 6:1-16; Ephesians 2:11-22; Philippians 1:12-30; Philippians 3:4-16; Colossians 2:6-15; 1 Peter 2:19-25; 1 John 4:7-21|
|Topic:||Holy Week (Good Friday)|
|Notes:||Alt tune: DEUS TUORUM MILITUM 351, 580|
|Composer:||Sydney Hugo Nicholson (1875-1947)|
|Copyright:||© 1939 Hope Publishing Co.|