Scripture Verse

When they came to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him.@Luke 23:33
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Way to Calvary
Juan Valdes Leal (1657–1660)

Words: James Mont­gom­e­ry, in Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns for Pub­lic and Pri­vate Use, by Tho­mas Cot­ter­ill, 1819.

Music: Con­so­la­tion (Lin­de­man) Lud­vig M. Lin­de­man, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James Montgomery
(1771–1854)

Lyrics

Come to Calvary’s holy mountain,
Sinners, ruined by the fall;
Here a pure and healing fountain
Flows to you, to me, to all,
In a full, perpetual tide,
Opened when our Savior died.

Come in poverty and meanness,
Come defiled, without, within;
From infection and uncleanness,
From the leprosy of sin,
Wash your robes and make them white;
Ye shall walk with God in light.

Come in sorrow and contrition,
Wounded, impotent, and blind;
Here the guilty free remission,
Here the troubled peace may find.
Health this fountain will restore;
He that drinks shall thirst no more.

He that drinks shall live forever;
’Tis a soul renewing flood.
God is faithful; God will never
Break His covenant of blood,
Signed when our Redeemer died,
Sealed when He was glorified.