Scripture Verse

They crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted My garments among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots. Matthew 27:35


Words & Mu­sic: C. Aus­tin Miles, in Songs of Chris­tian Ser­vice, ed­it­ed by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1903), num­ber 6 (🔊 pdf nwc).

C. Austin Miles


They nailed my Lord upon the tree
And left Him, dying, there:
Thro’ love He suffered there for me;
’Twas love beyond compare.


Crucified! Crucified!
And nailed upon the tree!
With piercèd hands and feet and side!
For you! For me!

Upon His head a crown of thorns,
Upon His heart my shame;
For me He prayed, for me He died,
And dying, spoke my name.


Forgive him, O forgive! He cried,
Then bowed His sacred head;
O Lamb of God! My sacrifice,
For me Thy blood was shed.


His voice I hear, His love I know;
I worship at His feet;
And kneeling there, at Calvary’s cross,
Redemption is complete.