On Calvary's brow my Savior died

Author: W. M'K Darwood
Tune: [On Calvary's brow my Savior died]
Published in 77 hymnals

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1 On Calvary’s brow my Saviour died,
‘Twas there my Lord was crucified;
‘Twas on the cross he bled for me,
And purchased there my pardon free.

It was on the cross he shed his blood,
It was there he was crucified;
But he rose again, and he lives in my heart
Where all is peace and perfect love.

O Calvary, dark Calvary,
Where Jesus shed his blood for me.
O Calvary, dark Calvary:
Speak to my heart of Calvary.

2 ‘Mid rending rocks and darkening skies,
My Saviour bows his head and dies;
The opening veil reveals the way
To Heaven’s joys and endless day.

3 O Jesus, Lord, how can it be
That thou shouldst give thy life for me,
To bear the cross and agony
In that dread hour on Calvary?

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #125

Author: W. M'K Darwood

Rv William McKendree Darwood DD United Kingdom 1835-1914. Born at Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, he emigrated with his parents at age 13 to the U.S. and resided in IN, where he received education, often getting up at 4 a.m. to study. This resulted in him completing studies in about two years. Converted at 19, he eventually pastored at Methodist Episcopal churches in the Northwest IN Conference in 1869, From the Asbury Church, Terre Haute, IN, he moved to NY in 1880 to pastor St. Paul's Church, Peekskill, NY,, after which he went to Old Bedford St. Church, New York City and pastored there, He held other pastorates around the city, including the Washington Heights Church in Yonkers and the 18th Street Church. He received a DD degr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On Calvary's brow my Savior died
Title: Calvary
Author: W. M'K Darwood
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Calvary, dark Calvary
Copyright: Public Domain



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