240. He Died for Me

1 I saw One hanging on a tree,
In agony and blood;
He fixed His loving eyes on me,
As near His cross I stood.

O, can it be, upon a tree
The Savior died for me?
My soul is thrilled, my heart is filled,
To think He died for me!

2 Sure, never to my latest breath,
Can I forget that look;
It seemed to charge me with His death,
Though not a word He spoke. (Refrain)

3 My conscience felt and owned the guilt,
And plunged me in despair:
I saw my sins His blood had spilt
And helped to nail Him there. (Refrain)

4 A second look He gave, which said,
“I freely all forgive:
This blood is for your ransom paid,
I die that you may live.” (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: I saw One hanging on a tree
Title: He Died for Me
Author: John Newton
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: Cross: of Christ
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, can it be, upon a tree the Savior died for me?
Tune Information
Name: [I saw One hanging on a tree]
Composer: Edwin O. Excell
Key: D Major

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