He gave himself for my redemption

He gave himself for my redemption

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: [He gave himself for my redemption]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 He gave Himself for my redemption,
Laid down His life, to save my own;
No less a price could pay my ransom,
No other sacrifice atone.

He gave Himself, my precious Savior,
I never knew such love before!
Now He is mine, yes, mine forever,
And I am His forevermore

2 He gave Himself a free oblation,
He counted not the cross of shame,
To bring to me His great salvation
And life eternal thro’ His name. [Refrain]

3 “He gave Himself!” I read them over,
Those words that mean so much to me;
I strive in vain to grasp their meaning,
How love so wonderful could be. [Refrain]

4 He gave Himself! they mocked and smote Him,
And nailed Him there upon the tree;
He bore it all in meek submission
And died a sinner’s death for me. [Refrain]

5 He gave Himself! His love hath conquered
My stubborn will, my sinful pride;
My broken heart to Him is clinging,
Who for my sake was crucified. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #94

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. 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 >

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First Line: He gave himself for my redemption
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm



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