Scripture Verse

Thy rebuke hath broken my heart. Psalm 69:20


Words & Mu­sic: Tho­mas Den­nis, 1907. Pub­lished in Se­lect Re­viv­al Hymns, ed­it­ed by Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner & J. Ray­mond Hem­min­ger (Car­lisle, Penn­syl­van­ia: Gos­pel Times, 1915), num­ber 42 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Den­nis (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Have you read the sto­ry of the cross,
Where Je­sus bled and died,
Where your debt was paid by the pre­cious blood
That flowed from His wound­ed side?


He died of a brok­en heart for you,
He died of a brok­en heart;
Oh, won­drous love! for you, for me,
He died of a brok­en heart.

Have you read how they placed the crown of thorns
Upon His king­ly brow,
How He cried, They know not what they do;
O Fa­ther, for­give them now


Have you read how the dy­ing thief was saved
While hang­ing on the tree,
When he looked with plead­ing eyes and said,
O Lord, re­mem­ber me?


Have you read how in ang­uish He cried aloud
And died on Cal­va­ry?
Have you ev­er said, I thank Thee, Lord,
For giv­ing Thy life for me


Christ Crowned with Thorns
Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528)