Scripture Verse

Our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. Romans 6:6

Introduction

Words: H. H. Hei­mar (some­times gi­ven as H. H. Hie­mer), in Songs for Je­sus No. 5 (Greens­bo­ro, Geor­gia: Frank M. Gra­ham, 1914), num­ber 2.

Music: Arn­hem Frank M. Gra­ham (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Hei­mar’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Gra­ham, would you ?

portrait
Frank M. Graham
(1859–1931)

Lyrics

The Savior came one summer day,
And took my load of sin away;
From guilty fears He gave release,
And filled my soul with joy and peace.

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O hallejujah to the Lamb!
I’ll praise His name for what I am!
For on that bright and happy day
He washed my many sins away.

O glory be to Jesus’ name!
The Spirit as the Witness came;
He turned me from my sinful ways,
And filled my heart with songs of praise.

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I walked in peace from day to day,
And sought my Savior to obey;
But to my grief I found within
That stubborn thing, indwelling sin.

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In vain I strove to watch and pray,
And walk in triumph day by day;
The foe would take me by surprise,
And sinful passions would arise.

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By grace divine, the path was plain,
I saw the old man must be slain;
Upon the cross I groaned and died,
And, like my Lord, was crucified.

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O hallelujah to the Lamb!
Forever praise the great I AM!
He can the strong man safely bind,
And free us from the carnal mind.

O joy divine! in that same hour
The Lord of glory came in power;
He freed me from indwelling sin,
And now He sweetly dwells within.

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