Blessed Calvary

I look at the cross upon Calvary

Author: Avis B. Christiansen
Tune: [I look at the cross upon Calvary]
Published in 17 hymnals

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1. I look at the cross upon Calvary,
And oh, what a wonder divine,
To think of the wealth it holds for me—
The riches of Heaven are mine.

Refrain
Blessèd Calvary! Precious Calvary!
’Neath thy shadow I’ll ever abide.
Blessèd Calvary! Precious Calvary!
’Twas there Jesus suffered and died.

2. I find at the cross blessèd victory,
And grace for each step of my way.
The fount of God’s love is flowing free,
And sweeter it grows day by day. [Refrain]

3. The cross is my hope for eternity,
No merit have I of my own;
The shed blood of Christ my only plea—
My trust is in Jesus alone. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #553

Author: Avis B. Christiansen

Avis Marguerite Burgeson was born in 1895 and lived in Chicago all her life. She attended the Moody Church, pastored for many years by Dr. Harry Ironside. In 1917, Avis Burgeson married Ernest Christiansen who later became a vice president of Moody Bible Institute. She was a modest and retiring woman, and sometimes used pen names: Avis Burgesson, Christian B. Anson and Constance B. Reid. She began writing poems in childhood, and before her death in 1985 had written thousands of them. She died in 1985. NN, Hymnary  Go to person page >

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First Line: I look at the cross upon Calvary
Title: Blessed Calvary
Author: Avis B. Christiansen

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The Cyber Hymnal #553
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Rejoice Hymns #320
The Cyber Hymnal #553TextScoreAudio
Include 15 pre-1979 instances



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