Scripture Verse

They crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted My garments among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots. Matthew 27:35


Words & Mu­sic: John M. Whyte, Songs of Cal­va­ry (To­ro­nto, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da: Will­iam Briggs, 1889) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Come, sin­ner, be­hold what Je­sus hath done,
Behold how He suf­fered for thee:
They cru­ci­fied Him, God’s in­no­cent Son,
Forsaken, He died on the tree.


They cru­ci­fied Him, they cru­ci­fied Him,
They nailed Him to the tree.
And so there He died, a king cru­ci­fied,
To save a poor sin­ner like me.

From Hea­ven He came, He loved you—He died:
Such love as His ne­ver was known;
Behold, on the cross your king cru­ci­fied,
To make you an heir to His throne.


No pi­ty­ing eye, a sav­ing arm, none.
He saw us and pi­tied us then;
Alone in the fight, the vic­to­ry He won;
O praise Him, ye child­ren of men!


They cru­ci­fied Him, and yet He for­gave,
My Fa­ther, for­give them! He cried;
What must He have borne, the sin­ner to save,
When un­der the bur­den He died.


So what will you do with Je­sus your king?
Say, how will you meet Him at last?
What plea in the day of wrath will you bring,
When of­fers of mer­cy are past?