I See a Crimson stream

On Calvary's hill of sorrow

Author: G. T. Haywood
Tune: [On Cal'vry's hill of sorrow]
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1 On Cal’vry’s hill of sorrow
Where sin’s demands were paid,
And rays of hope for tomorrow
Across our path were laid.

I see a crimson stream of blood,
It flows from Calvary,
Its waves which reach the throne of God,
Are sweeping over me.

2 Today no condemnation
Abides to turn away
My soul from His salvation,
He’s in my heart to stay. [Refrain]

3 When gloom and sadness whisper
You’ve sinned, no use to pray,
I look away to Jesus,
And He tells me to say: [Refrain]

4 And when we reach the portal
Where life forever reigns,
The ransomed hosts grand final,
Will be this glad refrain. [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #379

Author: G. T. Haywood

Garfield Thomas Haywood (July 15, 1880 – April 12, 1931) was an African-American pastor and song writer who served as Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World from 1925 to 1931. Haywood was born to Bennett and Pennyann Haywood in Greencastle,Indiana, in 1880 and moved to Haughville, a neighborhood in Indianapolis, at the age of three. As a child, he attended School 52 and then Shortridge High School. Haywood was employed by the Indianapolis Freeman and Indianapolis Recorder news papers as a cartoonist. In 1909, Haywood founded Christ Temple church. Haywood's influence crossed ethnic boundaries; by 1913, Christ Temple had a bi-racial membership of 400 to 500 and later grew to 1500. Around 1915, Haywood received a c… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On Calvary's hill of sorrow
Title: I See a Crimson stream
Author: G. T. Haywood
Meter: with refrain
Refrain First Line: I see a crimson stream of blood
Copyright: Public Domain



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