200. 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 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.

Text Information
First Line: We sing the praise of him who died
Title: We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died
Author: Thomas Kelly (1769-1855)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: LM
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)
Language: English
Notes: Alt tune: DEUS TUORUM MILITUM 351, 580
Tune Information
Composer: Sydney Hugo Nicholson (1875-1947)
Meter: LM
Copyright: © 1939 Hope Publishing Co.

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