Scripture Verse

I am crucified with Christ…who loved me, and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20


Ray Palmer (1808–1887)

Words: Ray Pal­mer, 1867.

Music: Al­ex­an­dria (Ar­nold) Will­iam Ar­nold, 1791 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ar­nold (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O Je­sus, sweet the tears I shed,
While at Thy cross I kneel,
Gaze on Thy wound­ed, faint­ing head,
And all Thy sor­rows feel.

My heart dis­solves to see Thee bleed,
This heart so hard be­fore;
I hear Thee for the guil­ty plead,
And grief o’er­flows the more.

’Twas for the sin­ful Thou didst die,
And I a sin­ner stand;
What love speaks from Thy dy­ing eye,
And from each pierc­èd hand!

I know this cleans­ing blood of Thine
Was shed, dear Lord, for me;
For me, for all—O grace di­vine!
Who look by faith to Thee.

O Christ of God! O spot­less Lamb!
By love my soul is drawn;
Henceforth for ev­er Thine I am,
Here life and peace are born.

In pa­tient hope the cross I’ll bear,
Thine arm shall be my stay;
And Thou, en­throned, my soul shalt spare,
On Thy great judg­ment day.