163t MORNING - as written
to the Cooper book version of this tune
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!
Ye saints, approach, the anguish view
Of Him who groaned beneath your load.
He gives His precious life for you,
For you He sheds His precious blood.
Here'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.