Scripture Verse

Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. Mark 16:6

Introduction

Words: H. D. Spear, in The Ideal Song and Hymn Book, by Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1909), num­ber 11.

Music: Fred S. Shep­ard (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Spear’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Shep­ard, would you ?

Lyrics

On dark Calvary stands a cruel tree,
Where Christ the Savior died;
And the love thus shown doth for sin atone—
Jesus the Crucified.

Refrain

O precious cross of Calvary,
Where Christ the Savior died,
Pouring forth His blood, a redeeming flood—
Jesus, the Crucified.

All my sins I bring to the cross and cling
Where Christ the Savior died;
And He speaks release, gives my soul sweet peace—
Jesus, the Crucified.

Refrain

On this sacred hill precious memories thrill,
Where Christ the Savior died;
And I count but loss all beside the cross—
Jesus the Crucified.

Refrain

Come unto the Lord, hear His pardoning word,
Where Christ the Savior died;
All your burdens lay at His feet today—
Jesus, the Crucified.

Refrain