Scripture Verse

When they came to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him.@Luke 23:33

Introduction

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William R. Newell
(1868–1956)

Words: Will­iam R. New­ell, in Fa­mous Hymns, 1895.

Music: Gam­bia (Tow­ner) Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

Photos from Moody Bi­ble In­sti­tute

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Daniel B. Towner
(1850–1919)

Lyrics

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Pietà
Daniele Crespi (1590–1630)

Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died on Calvary.

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Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty at Calvary.

By God’s Word at last my sin I learned;
Then I trembled at the law I’d spurned,
Till my guilty soul imploring turned to Calvary.

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Now I’ve given to Jesus everything,
Now I gladly own Him as my king,
Now my raptured soul can only sing of Calvary!

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Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!
Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span at Calvary!

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