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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
Tune: MAHARASHTRA
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative 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!

Refrain:
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
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8086
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #8086

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