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Hymn 17

Hymn 17

Victory over death.

1 Cor. 15:55ff

O for an overcoming faith
To cheer my dying hours;
To triumph o’er the monster Death,
And all his frightful powers!

Joyful with all the strength I have
My quiv’ring lips should sing-
Where is thy boasted vict’ry, Grave?
And where the monster’s sting?

If sin be pardoned, I’m secure,
Death hath no sting beside;
The law gives sin its damning power;
But Christ, my ransom, died.

Now to the God of victory
Immortal thanks be paid,
Who makes us conquerors while we die,
Through Christ our living head.



Poem Hymn 17 - Isaac Watts