Scripture Verse

I have glorified Thee on the earth: I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do. John 17:4


Meredith Nicholson

Words: Mer­e­dith Ni­chol­son, be­fore 1918, alt.

Music: Sher­wood Hen­ry J. Gaunt­lett (1805–1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the words or mu­sic were writ­ten, would you ?

Henry J. Gauntlett
National Portrait Gallery

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From Bethlehem to Calvary,
The Savior’s journey lay;
Doubt, unbelief, scorn, fear and hate
Beset Him day by day,
But in His heart He bore God’s love
That brightened all the way.

O’er the Judean hills He walked,
Serene and brave of soul,
He sought the beaten paths of men,
He touched and made them whole;
He died at last for love of man,
On Calvary’s darkened knoll.

He went with patient steps and slow,
As one who scatters seed;
Like a fierce hunger in His heart,
He felt the world’s great need,
And the negations Moses gave
He changed to loving deed.

From Bethlehem to Calvary
The world still follows on,
E’en as the halt and blind of old
Along His path were drawn;
Through Calvary’s clouds they seek the light
That led Him to the dawn.