Isaac Watts, 1709
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:
3. The rising God forsakes the tomb;|
In vain the tomb forbids His rise;
Cherubic legions guard Him home,
And shout Him welcome to the skies.
4. Break off your tears, ye saints, and tell
5. Say, "Live forever, wondrous King!|
Born to redeem, and strong to save;"
Then ask the monster, "Where's thy sting?"
And, "Where's thy victory, boasting grave?"
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