When Jesus died

O sin of mine, that bowed his head

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [O sin of mine, that bowed his head]
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1 O sin of mine, that bowed his heard
In bitter grief and woe;
O heart of mine that would not yield
Tho’ he hath loved it so;

O cross, O crown, O purple robe,
O love-kissed hill of Calvary!
What pain, what grief, what hope was there,
When Jesus prayed and died for me!

2 O door to self that opens not,
But keeps a King without;
With hinges rusted by the rain
Of unbelief and doubt. [Refrain]

3 O light of love from those sad eyes,
That searches for the key;
Now, Lord, I yield and bid thee come
And bring thy peace to me. [Refrain]

4 The cross and crown and purple robe
A newer glory wear;
And lo, the lovelight in those eyes
Reflects my image there. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Christian Service #73

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

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First Line: O sin of mine, that bowed his head
Title: When Jesus died
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: O cross, O crown, O purple robe
Copyright: Public Domain


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