The Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.@Galatians 2:20

Rose N. Coull, in the Salvation Army’s Musical Salvationist, September 1919.

Shawnee Lodge John R. Sweney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney (1837-1899)

Was it for me, the nails, the spear,
The cruel thorns, the mocking jeer,
That rugged cross, ’twixt earth and sky—
Was it for me He came to die?

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He loved me so! He loved me so!
Dark Calvary He chose to know,
To vanquish sin and death and woe;
’Twas all because He loved me so.

Was it for me, that opened tomb,
Dispelling fear and death and gloom?
So vast a truth proclaims to me
That I through Him can victor be.

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Yes, all for me—the cross, the grave,
A risen Lord with power to save!
My joyful heart is filled with praise
As songs of happiness I raise.

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