Scripture Verse

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


Avis M. Christiansen (1895–1985)

Words: Av­is M. Chris­ti­an­sen, 1921. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Chris­tian B. An­son, Chris­tian’s pseu­do­nym.

Music: Lance B. La­tham (🔊 pdf nwc).


I look at the cross up­on Cal­va­ry,
And oh, what a won­der di­vine,
To think of the wealth it holds for me—
The rich­es of Hea­ven are mine.


Blessèd Cal­va­ry! Pre­cious Cal­va­ry!
’Neath thy sha­dow I’ll ev­er abide.
Blessèd Cal­va­ry! Pre­cious Cal­va­ry!
’Twas there Je­sus suf­fered and died.

I find at the cross bless­èd vic­to­ry,
And grace for each step of my way.
The fount of God’s love is flow­ing free,
And sweet­er it grows day by day.


The cross is my hope for eter­ni­ty,
No mer­it have I of my own;
The shed blood of Christ my on­ly plea—
My trust is in Je­sus alone.


Christ on the Cross
Between the Two Thieves
Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640)