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Hymn: He dies the friend of sinners dies (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: He dies the friend of sinners dies

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: LM


Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 065, click to see hymnal pages


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.

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!

The rising Lord forsakes the tomb!

(The tomb in vain forbids his rise!)

Cherubic legions guard him home,

And shout him welcome to the skies.

Break off your tears you saints, and tell

How high our great deliverer reigns;

Sing how he spoiled the hosts of hell,

And led the monster Death in chains!

Say, live forever, wondrous King!

Born to redeem and strong to save!

Than ask the monster, Where's thy sting?

And where's thy vict'ry, boasting grave?