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The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1889090
He Dies! The Friend of Sinners Dies!Rev. Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
090HayesFrom Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Arranged by William R. Braine (1829-1865)Long Meter Double (8.8.8.8.D.)

1He dies! The Friend of sinners dies!
Lo! Salem’s daughters weep around!
A solemn darkness veils the skies;
A sudden trembling shakes the ground!
Come, saints, and drop a tear or two
For Him Who groaned beneath your load;
He shed a thousand drops for you–
A thousand drops of richer blood.
2Here’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 God forsakes the tomb;
Up to His Father’s court He flies!
Cherubic legions guard Him home,
And shout Him welcome to the skies!
3Break off your tears, ye saints, and tell
How high your 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!’
Then ask the monster, ‘Where’s thy sting?’
And, ‘Where’s thy victory, boasting grave?’
Mark15:37And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
Luke22:44And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Luke23:28But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
Luke24:46And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
John19:25Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
Acts2:24Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
Acts3:14But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
Acts5:30The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
Acts10:40Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;
Acts13:30But God raised him from the dead:
Romans6:9,109 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
1 Corinthians15:55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Ephesians4:8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Colossians2:14,1514 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
2 Timothy2:8Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
Hebrews2:15And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
1 Peter1:21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
1 Peter3:18For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
Revelation1:18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Revelation2:8And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;