BEHOLD him now on yonder tree,
The Prince of Peace, the heavenly King;
O what can his transgression be
Such shameful punishment to bring?
And lo, a thief hangs on each side;
Who justly suffers for his crime.
But why should Christ be crucified,
The one so holy, so divine?
It was for me, yes, even me,
That Jesus died on Calvary;
My soul to cleanse from all its guilt,
His precious blood thy Saviour spilt.
2 O sinner, see, for you and me
He freely suffers in our stead;
And lo, he dies upon the tree;
Behold, he bows his sacred head!
So pure, yet he has borne our guilt,
By death our ransom he has paid;
It was for us his blood was spilt;
Our every sin on him was laid.
3 O loving Saviour, take my heart,
No longer can I live from thee!
With all unlike thee now I part;
Thy wondrous love has conquered me.
I yield to thee my little all;
Accept me now, Lord, as thine own;
I’ll be obedient to thy call
And spend my life for thee alone.
Display Title: Behold Him Now on Yonder TreeFirst Line: Behold Him now on yonder treeTune Title: [Behold Him now on yonder tree]Author: George Samuel SmithSource: Salvation Army's Musical Salvationist, June 1891