How can I look on Calvary's cross

How can I look on Calvary's cross

Author: T. A. Owen
Tune: [How can I look on Calv'ry's cross]
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1 How can I look on Calvary's cross
And see my Saviour there,
With outstretch'd arms the world to save
My sins Himself to bear?
How contemplate and yet withstand
Such love as He has shown,
Who died to draw the sinner near
And claim him for His own?

O love of God, that bro't me there,
O love so deep, so true,
Come fill my longing heart with light
And rapture, thro' and thro'.

2 How can I think of all He bore--
The shame, the thorns, the pain,
And unrepentant go my way
To pierce His heart again?
Forsaken in His darkest hour
By all, except His God,
Shall I deny my blessed Lord,
Who died to lift the rod? [Chorus]

3 No, no! I cannot traitor be,
To Jesus, King of Love,
Tho' sinner steep'd in guilt I am,
His mercy I will prove;
His blood on Calvary's cross was shed,
To save e'en such as me;
O Jesus, now accept my all,
And draw me close to Thee. [Chorus]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #92

Author: T. A. Owen

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Text Information

First Line: How can I look on Calvary's cross
Author: T. A. Owen
Refrain First Line: O love of God that brought me there
Copyright: Public Domain



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