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7 Praise God, who gave His only Son

To be for sinners slain,
And Holy Spirit by whose Breath
Our souls are raised again. Amen.

7. Chandler. (tr. *)



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.

3 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 ;

4. 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:

5 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.

T. K'olly.



1 Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in Thee !
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Cleanse me from its guilt and power


Not the labours of my hands,
Can fulfil Thy law's demands:
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears for ever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

3 Nothing in my hand I bring ;

Simply to Thy Cross I cling ;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace ;
Foul, I to the Fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die!

4 While I draw this fleeting breath,

When my eyestrings break in death,
When I soar through tracts unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment-throne ;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee! Amen.

A. M. Toplady. 86.

Gloria, laus, et honor.
1 Now glory, praise, and honour be

To Christ our Heavenly King;
Who taught young children's loving lips

His Royal Name to sing.


" Hosanna! to great David's Son ;'

Their tender voices cry :
“ Hosanna ! in the worthiest strains

Which angels chant on high:


“ For ever blessed be our King,

Who cometh in God's Name,
In meek and lowly human guise,

To bear our sin and shame.”

4. With fresh-cut palms, and garments spread,

They strew the Conqueror's way:
But we with holy vows and prayers

Observe the festal day.

5 They bless the Saviour's dying love,
We hail His risen

But each, O Lord, is owned of Thee

In mercy's gracious hour.

6 And Thou wilt clothe us all alike

In robes of spotless white;
And we shall bear the Victor's palm

Before Thy throne of light.


7. Then glory, praise, and honour be

To Christ, our Saviour King :
Let Jew and Gentile, young and old,
Their grateful tribute bring. Amen.

St. Theodulph. W. E. Green. (tr.,




RIDE on! ride on in majesty !
Hark! all the tribes Hosanna cry;
O Saviour meek, pursue Thy road,
With palms and scattered garments strowed.
Ride on ! ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp, ride on to die :
O Christ, Thy triumphs now begin

O'er captived death and conquered sin. 3 Ride on ! ride on in majesty !

The angel armies of the sky
Look down with sad and wondering eyes

To see the approaching Sacrifice. 4. Ride on ! ride on in majesty!

The last and fiercest strife is nigh:
The Father on His sapphire throne

Expects His own anointed Son. 5 Ride on ! ride on in majesty!

In lowly pomp, ride on to die :
Bow Thy meek Head to mortal pain,
Then take, O God, Thy power, and reign.

H. H. Milman.



Prone vocem, mens, canoram.
Now, my soul, thy voice upraising,

Sing aloud in mournful strain
Of the sorrows most amazing,
And the agonizing pain,

Which our Saviour,
Sinless bore, for sinners slain.


He the ruthless scourge enduring,

Ransom for our sins to pay,
Sinners by His own stripes curing,
Raising those who wounded lay,

Bore our sorrows,
And removed our pains away.

3 He to liberty restored us

By the very bonds he bare,
And His nail-pierced limbs afford us
Each a stream of mercy rare ;

Us they fasten
To the cross, and keep us there.

4 When His painful life was ended,

Then the spear transfixed His side,
Blood and water thence descended,
Pouring forth a double tide :

This to cleanse us,
That to heal us, is applied.

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