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 (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… 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


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Songs of Christian Service #73

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