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He died for me, the Son of God, He left his home in glory

He died for me, the Son of God, He left his home in glory

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 He died for me, the Son of God,
He left His home in glory
To bear the sin of all the world—
Oh, sweet and tender story!

He died for me! He died for me!
He lives, in light and glory!
Oh, let me tell to all the world
The glad and blessèd story.

2 They crowned Him with a crown of thorns,
For me He meekly wore it;
They laid on Him the heavy cross,
For me, for me He bore it. [Refrain]

3 His love for me can never die,
In Heaven He standeth pleading;
He shows His side and wounded hands,
Forever interceding. [Refrain]

4 Thou blessèd Jesus, Savior mine,
My life, my all I owe Thee;
I long to love Thee more and more,
I would that all might know Thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8086

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He died for me, the Son of God, He left his home in glory
Author: Julia H. Johnston


The Cyber Hymnal #8086
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