Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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!

Refrain