5358. On the Cross of Calvary

1. On the cross of Calvary,
Jesus died for you and me;
There He shed His precious blood,
That from sin we might be free.
O the cleansing stream does flow,
And it washes white as snow!
It was for me that Jesus died
On the cross of Calvary.

On Calvary! On Calvary!
It was for me that Jesus died
On the cross of Calvary.

2. O what wondrous, wondrous love
Brought me down at Jesus’ feet!
O such wondrous, dying love
Asks a sacrifice complete!
Here I give myself to Thee,
Soul and body, Thine to be;
It was for me Thy blood was shed
On the cross of Calvary. [Refrain]

3. Take me, Jesus, I am Thine,
Wholly Thine, forevermore;
Blessèd Jesus, Thou art mine,
Dwell within forevermore;
Cleanse, O cleanse my heart from sin,
Make and keep me pure within!
It was for this Thy blood was shed
On the cross of Calvary. [Refrain]

4. Clouds and darkness veiled the sky
When the Lord was crucified;
It is finished! was His cry
When He bowed His head and died.
With this cry from Calv’ry’s tree
All the world may now go free;
It was for this that Jesus died
On the cross of Calvary. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: On the cross of Calvary
Title: On the Cross of Calvary
Author: Sarah Jean Graham (1886)
Source: In the first issue of the Salvation Army's Musical Salvationist, July 1886
Language: English
Refrain First Line: On Calvary! On Calvary!
Notes: The author was not listed at first, but in the 1931 San Francisco issue of 'The War Cry,' Thomas W. Scott credited the song to Graham.
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [On the cross of Calvary]
Composer (attributed to): William Kirkpatrick
Incipit: 34511 23212 61653
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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