Scripture Verse

The law stood against us. It judged us. But He has taken it away and nailed it to the cross. Colossians 2:14–15


Words: Charles W. Am­bres­ter, in The Song-Land Way, ed­it­ed by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1925), num­ber 4.

Music: Tho­mas B. Mos­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Am­bres­ter (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Mos­ley,

Thomas B. Mosley (1872–1927)


The One that was nailed to the cross for me,
In mercy and love has answered my plea,
And still He is calling to souls that roam,
Inviting them all to His heavenly home.


The nail-piercèd hands of my Sav­ior
Will lead us in light and in love;
By night and by day, He points out the way,
To the heavenly home above.

O now thru a vision of tears I see
The One who once suffered anguish for me;
His hand is outstretched from the vaulted dome
To welcome His prodigal children back home.


How often I think of that nail-scarred hand,
Still pointing the way to Hea­ven’s homeland;
And gladly I call unto all who roam,
Inviting a start for the heavenly home.