Scripture Verse

Reckon yourselves to be truly dead unto sin, but alive unto God in Christ, Jesus, our Lord. Romans 6:11

Introduction

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Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
National Portrait Gallery

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Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of the Na­ti­vi­ty, and Oth­er Piec­es (Lon­don: James Nis­bet, 1879), pag­es 31–32.

Music: Sa­gi­na (Short) Tho­mas Camp­bell, Bou­quet 1825 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)

Lyrics

Dead un­to sin through Him who died,
Who rose, and has gone up on high;
Through Him I live to right­eous­ness,
Through Him to God I am brought nigh.

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O Ho­ly Spir­it, shed abroad
In me the love and peace of God.

Dead un­to self through Him who died,
And dy­ing broke the chains of sin,
I rise to run the glo­ri­ous race,
And the eter­nal prize to win.

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Dead to the law through Him who died,
In whom the law ful­filled I see;
Through whom I in that law de­light,
Its right­eous­ness ful­filled in me.

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Dead to the world through Him who died,
Nailed with my Lord to yon­der tree;
Now am I cru­ci­fied to it,
And it is cru­ci­fied to me.

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Dead to the flesh through Him who died,
Our trust in it has passed away;
We wor­ship in the Spir­it now,
Free to rejoice and to ob­ey.

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