He dies! the friend of sinners dies!Author: Isaac Watts
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1 He dies, the Friend of sinners dies!
Lo! Salem's daughters weep around.
A solemn darkness veils the skies;
A sudden trembling shakes the ground.
2 Here's love and grief beyond degree:
The Lord of glory dies for men;
But lo, what sudden joys we see!
Jesus, the dead, revives again.
3 The rising God forsakes the tomb!
The tomb in vain forbids His rise:
Cherubic legions guard Him home,
And shout Him welcome to the skies.
4 Break off your tears, ye saints, and tell
How high your great Deliverer reigns.
Sing how He spoiled the hosts of hell,
And led the monster, Death, in chains.
5 Say: "Live for ever, wondrous King,
Born to redeem, and strong to save!"
Then ask the monster: "Where's thy sting?
And where's thy victory, boasting grave?"
Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #190
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|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1615||He dies! the friend of sinners dies||The Friend of Sinners Dies||STORRS||Isaac Watts||LM||<cite> Horæ Lyricæ</cite>, second edition, 1709|
|The Harmonia Sacra: a compilation of genuine church music : comprising a great variety of metres, harmonized for four voices : together with a copious explication of the principles ...(25th ed.) #56A||He dies, the Friend of sinners dies!||SALEM||SALEM||L.M.||1993|