Jesus, the Master, came down

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1 Jesus the Master came down from above,
Born in a manger, the Savior of love;
Sent by the Father, and pure as the snow,
Why did they treat my Lord so?

Refrain:
They crucified Him, they crucified Him,
But Jesus died for me;
The off’ring made, the ransom paid,
He saves and I am free.

2 Out in the highway or down in the street,
Healing the sick ones who fall at His feet;
Blessing the needy who pass to and fro,
Why did they treat my Lord so? [Refrain]

3 Nailed to the cross I can see Him just now,
Scorned and forsaken— the thorns on His brow;
Wounded and bleeding, to die from the blow—
Why did they treat my Lord so? [Refrain]

4 “Father, forgive them,” I hear my Lord cry:
“I must redeem them, for them I must die;
Down through the valley of death I must go”
Why did they treat my Lord so? [Refrain]

Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #82

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 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 >

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First Line: Jesus, the Master, came down
Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Refrain First Line: They crucified him

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Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #82

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