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The cross of Calvary

Is your life a heavy burden

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Is your life a heavy burden]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Is your life a heavy burden,
Would your soul from sin be free?
Grace enough for every sin awaits you
At the cross of Calvary.

Oh, the cross of Calvary,
Blessed cross of Calvary,
Where my Savior gave Himself for me;
Though rejected and denied,
He for me was crucified
On the cruel cross of Calvary.

2 Hear His voice so sweetly sounding:
“Weary one, come unto Me!”
Whosoever will may seek and find Him
At the cross of Calvary. [Refrain]

3 Christ has died for our salvation,
Shall we slight His loving plea?
Oh, believe, receive, confess and own Him
At the cross of Calvary. [Refrain]

Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #132

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Is your life a heavy burden
Title: The cross of Calvary
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: O, the cross of Calvary