1 The Son of David bowed to die,
For man's transgression stricken;
The Father's arm of power was nigh,
The Son of God to quicken.
Praise Him that He died for men;
Praise Him that He rose again.
2 Death seemed all-conquering when he bound
The Lord of life in prison;
The night of death was nowhere found
When Christ again was risen;
Wherefore praise Him night and day,
Him who took death's sting away.
3 His saints with Him must bow to death,
With Him are raised in spirit,
With Him they dwell above by faith,
Accepted through His merit;
Heaven and earth resound the strain,
Death by Jesus Christ is slain.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
The Son of David bowed to die. J. Anstice. [Easter.] Appeared in his posthumous Hymns, published by his widow in 1836, No. 15, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines. It is sometimes given in its full form, and at others abbreviated to 3 stanzas as in Thring's Collection, 1882. It is a spirited hymn and worthy of more attention than it has received.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (3)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|A Church of England Hymn Book #186||The Son of David bowed to die||220.127.116.11.7.7||1879|
|Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d167||The Son of David bowed to die||Joseph Anstice||1853|
|The Hymnal: published by the Authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #242||The Son of David bowed to die||Joseph Anstice||1895|