There Stood a Cross

On Calvary there stood a cross

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [On Calvary there stood a Cross]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On Calvary there stood a Cross,
And nailed thereon was One
Who was the bearer of my sin,
God’s well-beloved Son.

Refrain:
Oh, the blood of the Lamb!
Oh, the blood of the Lamb!
That was shed on Calvary!
It was shed for you,
It was shed for me,
When He died upon the tree.

2 There the Redeemer gave His blood
To ransom me from sin,
And made an end of all my guilt,
And brought redemption in. [Refrain]

3 Upon that Cross, that bitter Cross,
My weight of guilt He bore,
Secured a clearance for my sins;
My soul can ask no more. [Refrain]

4 Before that Cross I weep and pray,
And worship and adore,
And God’s free grace I will extol
And laud forevermore. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #142

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On Calvary there stood a cross
Title: There Stood a Cross
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: O, the blood of the lamb
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #93TextPage Scan
Favorite Gospel Songs #5Page Scan
Favorite Gospel Songs. New ed. #d130
Honey Out of the Rock #142Page Scan
Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #142TextAudioPage Scan
Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d170
Songs of the Pentecost for the Forward Gospel Movement #53Page Scan
The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d286
Times of Refreshing: a New Collection of Gospel Hymns and Songs #d136
Times of Refreshing: a Winnowed Collection of Gospel Hymns and Songs. Rev. #d140
Times of Refreshing: Old and New Century Hymns and Songs. 20th cent. ed. #d173
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