933. Under an Eastern Sky

1 Under an eastern sky,
Amid a rabble’s cry
A Man went forth to die,
For me, for me.

2 Thorn-crowned His blessed head,
Blood-stained His ev'ry tread;
Cross-laden, on He sped
For me, for me.

3 Pierced His hands and feet,
Three hours o’er Him beat
Fierce rays of noon-tide heat,
For me, for me.

4 Thus wert Thou made all mine;
Lord, make me wholly Thine;
Grant grace and strength divine
To me, to me.

5 In thought and word and deed,
Thy will to do, O lead
My soul, e’en though it bleed,
To Thee, to Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Under an eastern sky
Title: Under an Eastern Sky
Author: John Long
Publication Date: 1972
Topic: Book Four: Occasional Selections, Gospel Songs and Hymns; Christian Commission: Edification, Encouragement, Testimony
Language: English
Notes: Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered without the gate. Heb. 13:12.
Tune Information
Name: FOR ME
Composer: I. H. Meredith, b. 1872
Key: D♭ Major
Notes: M.M. 72

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