Who Can Tell What Calvary Means?

I have a friend called Jesus

Author: Melvin J. Hill
Tune: [I have a friend called Jesus]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have a friend called Jesus,
Who lived here long ago,
And gave himself to save me
From all earth’s bitter woe,
Without the gate he suffered
To sanctify my soul,
My sins have been forgiven,
And I am now made whole.

Refrain:
Who can tell what Calv’ry means,
Who can comprehend the sight;
Who can know redemption’s scheme;
Who can fathom heav’n’s delight?

2 I am in sweet communion
With heaven hour by hour;
I’ve learned the precious secret
Of Jesus’ keeping pow’r.
His sacrifice on Calv’ry
A full salvation brought;
No less could be sufficient,
None greater could be wrought. [Refrain]

3 I have a flood of glory
Like ocean’s swelling tide,
Since now the Holy Spirit
Within me doth abide.
O I could sing forever
Of Calv’ry and the blood,
And never cease his praises
Around the throne of God! [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #113

Author: Melvin J. Hill

20th Century Hill was evidently living in Detroit, Michigan, in 1905. By 1906, He was in Upland, Indiana. His works include: The King’s Praises, with William Kirkpatrick et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Praise Publishing Company, 1907) The Old Story in Song Number Two, with William Kirkpatrick et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Praise Publishing Company, 1908) --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have a friend called Jesus
Title: Who Can Tell What Calvary Means?
Author: Melvin J. Hill
Refrain First Line: Who can tell what Calvary means
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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