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Christ's sacrifice

Christ laid a golden scepter down

Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Tune: [Christ laid a golden scepter down]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Christ laid a golden scepter down,
And left a vast domain,
To purchase sinners such as we,
And give to us a name.

Oh, why for sinners did He this?
Oh, why this sacrifice?
‘Twas love, yes, love for you and me,
Such love as never dies.

2 He laid aside a royal robe,
Put on a beggar’s dress,
That we forever might be cloth’d
In His own righteousness. [Refrain]

3 He own’d the flocks on yonder hills,
Yet knew the sorest need
That we, the sheep who hear His voice,
In pastures green might feet. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #12

Author: E. C. Ellsworth

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ laid a golden scepter down
Title: Christ's sacrifice
Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Refrain First Line: O, why for sinners did he this