He Died! The Great Redeemer Died
Text: Isaac Watts; Music: George Careless
- He died! The great Redeemer died,
And Israel's daughters wept around.
A solemn darkness veiled the sky;
A sudden trembling shook 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 precious blood.
- Here's love and grief beyond degree;
The Lord of glory died for men.
But lo! what sudden joys were heard!
The Lord, though dead, revived again.
- The rising Lord forsook the tomb.
In vain the tomb forbade him rise.
Cherubic legions guard him home
And shout him welcome to the skies.
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