Scripture Verse

We have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Ephesians 1:7


Words & Mu­sic: Ro­bert Hark­ness, in Al­ex­an­der’s Gos­pel Songs, ed­it­ed by Charles M. Al­ex­an­der (New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1908), num­ber 63 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Robert Harkness


On the cruel cross they nailed Him,
There to die in agony;
But He gave His life a ransom,
Just to set sin’s captives free.


When He shed His blood,
When He shed His blood,
Then He ransomed me
For eternity,
When He shed His blood.

In His love He came to suffer,
All the fallen to redeem;
Mercy’s offer still is open,
Still there’s life in Calvary’s stream.


In ourselves we merit nothing,
All our works must be in vain;
Only through the blood of Jesus,
Can we life eternal gain.


What a wonderful salvation!
What a depth of love is shown,
In the sacrifice of Jesus,
In the blood that does atone.