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Clinging to Calvary, where naught but love I see

Clinging to Calvary, where naught but love I see

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Clinging to Calvary, where naught but love I see]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Clinging to Calvary, where naught but love I see,
Looking in mercy on me as I cry;
How can it ever be Jesus should die for me,—
That He should perish for one such as I?

Refrain:
O it is wonderful that He should think of me,
Coming to earth to die on Calvary;
Yes, it is wonderful that He should die for me,
Lord, all I have is Thine ever to be.

2 There, in the garden gloom I see and empty tomb,
Where is my Master, whose heart broke for me?
Lo, at my side He stands, shows me His wounded hands,
Whispers so gently, “All this was for thee.” [Refrain]

3 Close to His wounded side I would content abide,
Joy would be full in His presence to rest;
Still, since He bids me to go where rings the cry of woe,
I’ll do His bidding and give Him my best. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Praise: for Use in Gospel Meetings, Evangelistic Services ... #85

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Clinging to Calvary, where naught but love I see
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: O, it is wonderful
Copyright: Public Domain

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Sacred Praise #85

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The Gospel Message No. 2 #31

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