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1 Come, O my soul, to Calvary, Calvary, Calvary,
And see the Man who died for thee,
Upon th' accursed tree.

How can I forget thee!
How can I forget my Lord!
How can I forget thee!
Dear Lord, remember me.

2 Behold the Saviour's agony
While groaning in Gethsemane
Beneath the sins of men.

3 With purple robe and thorny crown,
And mocking soldiers bowing down,
The Saviour bears my shame.

4 Behold, they shed his precious blood!
O, hear him cry, "My God, my God,
Hast thou forsaken me?"

5 He died! the earth was robed in gloom!
They laid him then in Joseph's tomb,
While soldiers watched around.

6 But in the light of dawning day
Bright angels rolled the rock away,
And Christ, the Conqueror, rose.

7 Now he who died on Calvary
Still lives to plead for you and me
And bids us look and live.

8 Soon he who once was scourged and bound
Shall come again, with glory crowned,
And reign forevermore.

9 His saints shall crown him Lord of all;
Before him every foe shall fall,
And every knee shall bow.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #332

Author: Horace L. Hastings

Hastings, Horace Lorenzo, was born at Blandford, Mass., Nov. 26, 1831; commenced writing hymns, and preaching, in his 17th year, and laboured as an evangelist in various parts of the U. S. In 1866 he established The Christian, a monthly paper, in which many of his hymns have appeared, and in 1865 the Scriptural Tract Repository in Boston. He published Social Hymns, Original and Selected, Boston, 1865; Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part i., 1880; and in August, 1886, the same completed, to tho extent of 1533 hymns, 450 of which are original and signed "H." The best known of these is "Shall we meet beyond the river," written in N. Y. city, 1858, and lately published as a leaflet in 14 stanzas of 8 lines. The text i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, O my soul, to Calvary
Title: Calvary
Author: Horace L. Hastings
Refrain First Line: How can I forget thee
Copyright: Public Domain


Come, 0 my soul, to Calvary. H. L. Hastings. [Good Friday.] This hymn, in the Baptist Praise Book, N. Y., 1871, is attributed to "Hastings." In H. L. Hastings'sSongs of Pilgrimage, Boston, U. S. A., 1886, it is signed "H. 1867." From this we understand that it is by that writer.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #126

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Echoes from Zion #40

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d201

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Songs for Service #218

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Songs of Pilgrimage #756

Spiritual Melodies #d63

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d72

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The Baptist Praise Book #814

The Saints' Harp #d190

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #332

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