Scripture Verse

When they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him. Luke 23:33

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Charles E. Row­ley, 1900 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles E. Rowley
1843–1927

Lyrics

Sinner, come, oh, come to Je­sus,
Oh, why long­er stay away?
He is wait­ing to re­ceive you,
Change thy dark­ness in­to day;
Come with all thy hea­vy bur­dens,
Lay them down at Je­sus’ feet.
He will fill thy soul with glad­ness,
And give vic­to­ry com­plete.

Refrain

Blessèd Je­sus, lov­ing Sav­ior,
Bless, oh, bless my wait­ing soul;
I will trust Thee, I will praise thee,
While the end­less ages roll.

Sin has made thy path­way drea­ry,
Jesus knows it all full well;
Heavy la­den, and so wea­ry,
More than hu­man tongue can tell;
Listen to His ten­der plead­ing,
Sinner, turn, why will you die?
Gracious par­don He would give thee,
And a hap­py home on high.

Refrain

Look away to Cal­v’ry’s mount­ain
Where the Sav­ior died for thee,
Opened up the cleans­ing fount­ain,
That from sin you may be free—
Peace that pass­eth un­der­stand­ing,
Joy of Heav’n to earth come down,
Here, an ut­ter­most sal­va­tion,
There, a ne­ver fad­ing crown.

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