Scripture Verse

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


Words: Will­iam M. Dar­wood, 1876.

Music: Shaw­nee Lodge John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


Descent from the Cross
Jean-Baptiste Jouvenet (1644–1717)

On Cal­vr’y’s brow my Sav­ior died,
’Twas there my Lord was cru­ci­fied;
’Twas on the cross He bled for me,
And pur­chased there my par­don free.


O Cal­va­ry! dark Cal­va­ry!
Where Je­sus shed His blood for me;
O Cal­va­ry! blest Cal­va­ry!
’Twas there my Sav­ior died for me.

’Mid rend­ing rocks and dark­en­ing skies,
My Sav­ior bows His head and dies;
The op­en­ing veil re­veals the way
To Hea­ven’s joys and end­less day.


O Je­sus, Lord, how can it be,
That Thou shouldst give Thy life for me,
To bear the cross and ago­ny
In that dread hour on Cal­va­ry!