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96 HORSLEY C. M.
William Horsley, 1844
2 We may not know, we cannot tell, 4 There was no other good enough What pains He had to bear;
To pay the price of sin; But we believe it was for us
He only could unlock the gate He hung and suffered there.
Of heaven, and let us in. 3 He died that we might be forgiven, 5 O dearly, dearly has He loved, He died to make us good,
And we must love Him too, That we might go at last to heaven, And trust in His redeeming blood, Saved by His precious blood.
And try His works to do.
Cecil F. Alexander, 1848 MEDITATION C. M.
John H. Gower, 1890
From the burn-ing of the noon-tide heat, And the bur-den of the day.
2 Upon that cross of Jesus
3 I take, O cross, thy shadow Mine eye at times can see
For my abiding-place: The very dying form of One
I ask no other sunshine than Who suffered there for me :
The sunshine of His face; And from my smitten heart with tears Content to let the world go by, Two wonders I confess,
To know no gain nor loss, The wonders of His glorious love My sinful self my only shame, And my own worthlessness.
My glory all the cross.
Elizabeth C. Clephane, publ. 1872
98 MARTYRDOM C. M.
Hugh Wilson, c. 1825
2 Was it for crimes that I had done 4 Thus might I hide my blushing face He groaned upon the tree !
While His dear cross appears; Amazing pity! Grace unknown! Dissolve my heart in thankfulness, And love beyond degree !
And melt my eyes to tears. 3 Well might the sun in darkness hide, 5 But drops of grief can ne'er repay And shut his glories in,
The debt of love I owe; When He, the mighty Maker, died Here, Lord, I give myself away, For man the creature's sin.
'Tis all that I can do.
Rev. Isaac Watts, 1707: verse 3, l. 3, alt.
The Resurrection 99 (WIRTEMBURG) 22.214.171.124. with Alleluia 1 CHRIST the Lord is risen again; 4 He who slumbered in the grave, Christ hath broken
chain : Is exalted now to save ; Hark, angelic voices cry,
Now through Christendom it rings Singing evermore on high, Alleluia ! That the Lamb is King of kings. Alle
luia ! 2 He who gave for us His life, Who for us endured the strife, 5 Now he bids us tell abroad Is our Paschal Lamb to-day;
How the lost may be restored, We too sing for joy, and say, Alleluia! How the penitent forgiven, [luia ! He who bore all pain and loss
How we too may enter heaven. AlleComfortless upon the Cross,
6 Thou our Paschal Lamb indeed, Lives in glory now on high,
Christ, to-day Thy people feed; Pleads for us and hears our cry; Alle- Take our sins and guilt away, luia !
That we all may sing for aye, Alleluia! Rev. Michael Weisse, 1531. Tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1858 ; verse 1, 1. 3, alt.
Raise your joys and tri-umphs high; Sing, ye heavens, and earth, re - ply.
1 Christ the Lord is risen a-gain ; Christ hath broken ev-ery chain: Hark, an - gel - ic
voi - ces cry, Sing-ing ev
er-more on high, Al
2 And what I say, let each this morn 4 The fears of death and of the grave Go tell it to his friend,
Are whelmed beneath the sea, That soon in every place shall dawn And every heart, now light and brave, His kingdom without end.
May face the things to be. 3 Now first to souls who thus awake 5 The way of darkness that He trod Seems earth a fatherland;
To heaven at last shall come, A new and endless life they take And he who hearkens to His word With rapture from His hand.
Shall reach His father's home. G. F. P. von Hardenberg, 1802: tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1858
the bound-less world of light, Our great Re-deem - er dwells. A-MEN.