Behold on yon cross, upon Calvary's side

Behold on yon cross, upon Calvary's side

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Behold on yon cross, upon Calvary’s side]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Behold on yon cross, upon Calvary’s side,
The Saviour of sinners for us crucified;
O wonder of wonders, the Innocent died
A ransom for you and for me.

Refrain:
Dying for you,
Dying for me,
He purchased redemption on Calvary’s tree,
And to all, this redemption is free.

2 Descending to earth, from His glory on high,
The King of all kings unto sinners came nigh,
In pity and love, from His throne in the sky,
Our Lord and Redeemer to be. [Refrain]

3 He carried the load of our sorrow and sin,
To all of life’s pain, by His love entered in,
Enduring the cross our salvation to win,
That pardon and peace might be free. [Refrain]

4 He suffered and died, and He slept with the dead,
But Jesus our Lord is alive, as He said;
Ascended above, as our great Living Head,
He prayeth for you and for me. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 3 #82

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold on yon cross, upon Calvary's side
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Dying for you
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