1 From Calvary a cry was heard,
A bitter and heart-rending cry;
My Saviour! every mournful word
Bespeaks thy soul's deep agony.
2 A horror of great darkness fell
On thee, thou spotless, holy One!
And all the swarming hosts of hell
Conspired to tempt God's only Son.
3 The scourge, the thorns, the deep disgrace,--
These thou couldst bear, nor once repine,
But when Jehovah veiled his face,
Unutterable pangs were thine.
4 Let the dumb world its silence break;
Let pealing anthems rend the sky:
Awake, my sluggish soul, awake!
He died that we might never die.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #196