O 'Twas Love

On the cross my Savior died, Yes, for me was crucified

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [On the cross my Savior died] (Miles)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On the cross my Savior died,
Yes, for me was crucified,
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
He endured the sin and shame,
Hallelujah! Praise his name,
That he should die for me.

O ‘twas love that passeth understanding,
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
O ‘twas love that passeth understanding,
That Christ should die for me.

2 From his glorious realm of light,
To a world of sin-curst night,
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
Jesus came my soul to save
From the terrors of the grave;
Hallelujah! Praise his name. [Refrain]

3 Was such love as this e'er known?
Was such love to mortals shown?
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
That my Lord his life would give
That my sinful soul might live!
Hallelujah! Praise his name. [Refrain]

4 This my daily song shall be,
Jesus Christ has died for me;
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
Though the waves about me roll.
They shall not o'erwhelm my soul;
Hallelujah! Praise his name. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #107

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On the cross my Savior died, Yes, for me was crucified
Title: O 'Twas Love
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O twas love that passeth understanding
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of the Century #107

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