While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.@Romans 5:8
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Eliza E. Hewitt (1851-1920)

Eliza E. Hewitt, in Our Praise in Song, edited by John Sweney, William J. Kirkpatrick & Henry L. Gilmour (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1893), number 71.

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John R. Sweney (1837-1899)

A trembling soul, I sought the Lord,
My sin confessed, my guilt deplored;
How soft and sweet, His word to me,
I took thy place, and died for thee.

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No other hope, no other plea;
He took my place, and died for me;
O precious Lord, of Calvary!
He took my place and died for me.

Here rests my heart; assurance sweet,
His blessèd work He will complete,
Since in His love, so great and free,
He took my place, and died for me.

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When sorrow veils the smiling day,
When evil foes beset my way,
Abundant grace in Him I see,
He took my place, and died for me.

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No room for doubt, no room for fears,
When to my view the cross appears,
My joyful song shall ever be,
He took my place, and died for me.

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