O Calvary

O cross of grief and anguish sore

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [O cross of grief and anguish sore]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O cross of grief and anguish sore,
Whereon the dying Christ we see!
For us the awful pangs He bore
That broke His heart, on Calvary.

O Calvary, O Calvary,
Where Christ once died to set us free!
O Calvary, O Calvary,
A world’s redemption came thro’ thee!

2 O cross of scorn and dark’ning shame,
The heartless passers sneered at thee,
And mock’d with cruel lips the claim
Of Him who died on Calvary! [Refrain]

3 O cross of everlasting pow’r,
The sing of triumphs yet to be!
Our Lord, raised up in that dread hour,
Shall draw mankind to Calvary. [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #36

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O cross of grief and anguish sore
Title: O Calvary
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Calvary, O Calvary
Copyright: Public Domain



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Gospel Herald in Song #55

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Sunshine #36

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