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Carol McClure We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died

Categories
Children's Music
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano], Viola
Voicing
Children's Choir
Original Publication
Viva Voce Vol. 2
Difficulty
Moderate
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

Grade 3-6 Children's Choir for unison treble voices (with opt. descant) and viola (or solo organ stop).

  • Text Source: Thomas Kelly (1769-1855)
  • Vocal Part(s): Unison treble voices with optional descant
  • Vocal Range: Unison trebles ā€“ e to eā€™; Descant ā€“ e to gā€™
  • Key: E Aeolian
  • Meter: 2/2

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.

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

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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