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They Crucified Him

From the Bethlehem manger home

Author: Mrs. M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [From the Bethlehem manger-home]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 From the Bethlehem manger-home,
Walking His dear form beside,
We to Calvary’s mount have come,
Where our Lord was crucified.

Sweet tones of love
come down the ages through:
“Father, forgive!
They know not what they do!”

2 Scornful words the soldiers fling,
Wicked rulers Him deride,
Saying, “If Thou be the King,
Save Thyself Thou Crucified. [Refrain]

3 Wondrous love for sinful men,
Of the sinless One that died!
May we wound Thee not again,
Thou, O Christ, the Crucified. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 6 #75

Author: Mrs. M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: From the Bethlehem manger home
Title: They Crucified Him
Author: Mrs. M. B. C. Slade
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweet tones of love come down the ages through
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christian Endeavor Edition of Gospel Hymns No. 6 #75

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Gospel Hymns No. 6 #75

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6 #488

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #312

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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #593

Services and Songs for use in the Junior Department of the Church School #d15

The Prize #d38

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