On Calvary

It pleased the Lord to bruise his only Son on Calvary

Author: J. Wakefield MacGill
Tune: [It pleas'd the Lord to bruise His only Son on Calvary]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 It pleased the Lord to bruise His only Son
On Calvary,
That He might ransom sinners such as you,
And set you free;
He hid His face from Jesus, whom He loved
So tenderly,
With all His heart in yearnings deep and true
On Calvary.

2 Although the piercing wail went up on high
From Calvary,
"My God, O why hast Thou forsaken Me
On Calvary?"
The heav’ns returned nor echo, groan nor sigh
On that dark day,
And all that He might freely pardon me
On Calvary.

3 And canst thou, sinner, stand beneath the cross
Of Calvary,
To see His life’s blood dropping surely down
And treat His cruel suffering as dross
On Calvary,
While He is wearing sorrow’s heavy crown
In agony?

5 The cross unfolds the wondrous love divine
On Calvary,
And shows in woe love’s majesty supreme
On Calvary;
Then yield to Him that burdened heart of thine
At Calvary,
And then the cross will be thy theme throughout

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11584

Author: J. Wakefield MacGill

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Text Information

First Line: It pleased the Lord to bruise his only Son on Calvary
Title: On Calvary
Author: J. Wakefield MacGill
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11584
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The Cyber Hymnal #11584

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