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The Broken Heart

Have you read the story of the Cross

Author: Thomas Dennis
Tune: [Have you read the story of the cross]
Published in 53 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Have you heard the story of the cross,
Where Jesus bled and died,
When your doubt was paid by his precious blood
That gushed from his wounded side.

Refrain:
He died of a broken heart for thee,
He died of a broken heart;
O wondrous love! it was for thee,
He died of a broken heart.

2 Have you heard how they placed the crown of thorns
Upon his lovely brow,
When he prayed, “forgive them, O forgive,
They know not what they do?” [Refrain]

3 Have you heard that he saved the dying thief,
When hanging on the tree,
Who looked with pitying eyes and said,
“Dear Lord, remember me?” [Refrain]

4 Have you heard that he looked to heav’n and said,
“’Tis finished”—all for thee?
Have you ever said, “I thank thee, Lord,
For giving thy life for me?” [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #143

Author: Thomas Dennis

Dennis was an as­sist­ant pas­tor in Has­le­mere, Sur­rey, Eng­land. He ed­it­ed a new edi­tion of the Psalms in po­ems in 1908, which was print­ed by J. White, Hor­ace Head, Fleet Street. --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you read the story of the Cross
Title: The Broken Heart
Author: Thomas Dennis
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He died of a broken heart for thee
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #650
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Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Living Hymns #138

Audio

Small Church Music #668

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The Cyber Hymnal #650

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