It Broke My Heart of Stone

O what love Christ showed for me

Author: Charles J. Butler
Tune: [O what love Christ showed for me]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, what love Christ showed for me
In His death on Calvary;
Love like His was never known,
Oh, it broke my heart of stone.

Chorus:
Jesus’ love, His love to me
He displayed on Calvary;
Never love like His was known,
Oh, it broke my heart of stone.

2 Oft on wings of faith I soar
Where in blood my sins He bore,
Where for all the world was shown
Love that broke my heart of stone. [Chorus]

3 Why, oh, why did Jesus die,
Die for one so vile as I?
‘Twas His love, His love alone,
Love that broke my heart of stone. [Chorus]

4 Here and in my home above
I will praise Him for His love;
Love that bro’t Him from His throne,
Love that broke my heart of stone. [Chorus]


Source: Melodies of Salvation #241

Author: Charles J. Butler

Charles J Butler USA 1860- Butler, a Methodist, speaks of a voyage he took from his home, Camden, NJ, as a bachelor, to Britain around 1894, stating he roamed around the British Isles for 14 months through Scotland, Ireland, Britain, and Paris, dealing with ship stewards, street urchins, and visiting famous sights. He wrote about his trip in 1901. He later resided in Philadephia and was a salesman and musician. He wrote “Heart Melodies #3” with Charles Bentley (1897). He is possibly the listed secretary of the YMCA in Philadelphia in 1920. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O what love Christ showed for me
Title: It Broke My Heart of Stone
Author: Charles J. Butler
Refrain First Line: Jesus' love, his love to me
Copyright: Public Domain

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