It Is Not Death to Die

Hymnology: It Is Not Death to Die

For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.
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Philippians 1:21

Hymn Story

Henri Abraham César Malan was a prolific composer of hymns in the early 19th century, as well as an ardent evangelist who traveled throughout the European continent preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Though few of his hymns have been translated and popularized in English, his impact on the French and Swiss churches of his era has been compared to that of Isaac Watts in England a generation earlier. Continue reading