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

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Mos­ley, would you ?

portrait
Thomas B. Mosley
1872–1927

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain