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On Calvary's brow there was planted a cross

On Calvary's brow there was planted a cross

Author: Frank C. Huston
Tune: [On Calvary's brow there was planted a cross]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On Calvary’s brow there was planted a cross,
Which lifted a man up to shame;
But He on the cross was the dear Son of God,
Who died a lost world to reclaim.

The Christ of the cross is the theme of my song,
The wonderful Christ of the cross.
He atonement has made;
He my ransom has paid,
So I’ll praise Him, the Christ of the cross.

2 They knew not their deeds of that one mighty hour,
“O Father, forgive them,” He cried;
They knew not the cross, long the emblem of shame,
Was there by the Christ glorified. [Chorus]

3 Let others, who will, praise the cross of the Christ,
The Christ of the cross, is my theme;
For tho’ we must cherish the old rugged cross,
‘Tis only the Christ can redeem. [Chorus]

Source: Church Service Hymns #302

Author: Frank C. Huston

Huston, Frank C. (Orange, Indiana, September 12, 1871--October 14, 1959, Jacksonville, Florida). Both parents were musically inclined, and at the age of 12, he was playing cornet in a local concert band. By the age of 17, he was singing regularly in male and mixed voice units, and at 18, he was conducting church music. Education: Moody Bible Institute. Studied with W.M. Hackleman (a cousin), D.B. Towner, W.C. Caffin, and Charles H. Gabriel. On May 13, 1894, he married Bertha Martin. There were seven children. He spent a brief period as a public school teacher, then became a singing evangelist and traveled for a time with the Charles Reign Scoville Party. He served as Chaplain in the First World War and continued his interest and particip… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On Calvary's brow there was planted a cross
Author: Frank C. Huston
Refrain First Line: Christ of the cross is the theme of my song
Publication Date: 1924
Copyright: Public Domain



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