He Took My Place

I saw one hanging upon a tree

Author: Richard Hainsworth
Tune: [I saw one hanging upon a tree]
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1 I saw one hanging upon a tree
In bitter pain and woe;
His hands were pierced that I might go free
And full salvation know.

He took my place, and by His grace
I live today;
The Son of God, by His precious blood,
Has washed my sins away.

2 The bitter anguish that there He bore,
Should have been mine that day;
The cruel thorn crown that there He wore
I should have borne away. [Refrain]

3 The scoffs and jeers that He had to bear
On Calv’rys rugged tree;
His heavy burden beyond compare
Should have been borne by me. [Refrain]

4 What matchless love that could die for me
And suffer in my place!
How strange that Christ would my ransom be,
A miracle of grace! [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #43

Author: Richard Hainsworth

Pseudonymn. See also Lillenas, Haldor, 1885-1959 Go to person page >

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First Line: I saw one hanging upon a tree
Title: He Took My Place
Author: Richard Hainsworth
Refrain First Line: He took my place, and by His grace
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: Public Domain


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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #43

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