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POWER OF THE CROSS




We sing the praise of Him Who died,
Of Him Who died upon the cross;
The sinner's hope let men deride,
For this we count the world but loss.


Inscribed upon the cross we see,
In shining letters, "God is love";
He bears our sins upon the tree;
He brings us mercy from above.


The Cross! it takes our guilt away;
It holds the fainting spirit up;
It cheers with hope the gloomy day,
And sweetens every bitter cup.


It makes the coward spirit brave,
And nerves the feeble arm for fight;
It takes the terror from the grave,
And gilds the bed of death with light;


The balm of life, the cure of woe,
The measure and the pledge of love,
The sinner's refuge here below,
The angels' theme in heaven above.


To Christ, Who won for sinners grace
By bitter grief and anguish sore,
Be praise from all the ransomed race
Forever and forevermore.


---Alternative verses---


We sing the praise of Him Who died,
Of Him Who died upon the cross;
The sinner's hopeó
though men deride,
For Him we count the world but loss.


We sing the praise of Him Who died,
Of Him Who died upon the cross;
In him for all things we confide,
And to win him count all things loss.


Inscribed upon the cross we see,
In shining letters, "God is love";
The Lamb who died upon the tree;
Has brought us mercy from above.


Inscribed upon the cross we see,
In shining letters, "God is love";
He bore our sins upon the tree;
He brought us mercy from above.


The Cross! it takes our guilt away;
It lifts the fainting spirit up;
It cheers with light the gloomy day,
And sweetens every bitter cup.


It makes the coward spirit brave,
And nerves the feeble arm for fight;
It takes its terror from the grave,
And gilds the bed of death with light;


It makes the coward spirit brave,
And arms the feeble saint for might;
It takes all terror from the grave,
And gilds the vale of death with light;


The balm of life, the cure of woe,
The measure and the pledge of love,
The sinner's refuge here below,
The theme of praise in heaven above.


The balm of life, the cure of woe,
The measure and the proof of love,
The sinner's refuge here below,
The angels' theme of saints above.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1815
      Bible Refs: Phil 3:8; 1 Jn 3:16;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1853# 622
      1965# 162
      1977# 262
      1962# 150
      1981# 315
      1919# 559
      1960# 398
      2000# 248
      1920# 101
      1998# 200
      2000# 125
      2000# 738
      1890# 187
      1874# 85
      1904# 502
      1983# 138
      1950# 215
      1922# 200
      1983# 182
      1881# 175
      1988# 146
      1964# 181
      1996# 536
      # 258
      1954# 196
      1925# 100
      1999# 390
      1931# 132
      # 504
      1908# 633
      1938# 594
      1917# 325
      1906# 510
      1971# 110
      1916# 160
      1940# 340
      1986# 94
      1866# 319
      1999# 347
      1885# 113
      MUSIC
      Name: WELLS (Holroyd)
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
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        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
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        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)

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