Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

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

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portrait
John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

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?

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain