It Was for Me

On the Cross of Calvary, Jesus died for you and me

Author: Sarah Graham
Tune: [On the cross of Calvary] (34551}
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 On the cross of Calvary,
Jesus died for you and me;
There he shed his precious blood,
That from sin we might be free.
O the cleansing stream does flow,
And it washes white as snow!
It was for me that Jesus died
On the cross of Calvary.

Refrain:
On Calvary, an Calvary!
It was for me that Jesus died
On the crass at Calvary.

2 O what wondrous, wondrous love
Brought me down at Jesus’ feet!
O such wondrous, dying love
Asks a sacrifice complete!
Here I give myself to thee,
Soul and body, thine to be;
It was for me thy blood was shed
On the cross of Calvary.

3 Take me, Jesus, I am thine,
Wholly thine, for evermore;
Blessèd Jesus, thou art mine,
Dwell within for evermore;
Cleanse, O cleanse my heart from sin,
Make and keep me pure within!
It was for this thy blood was shed
On the cross of Calvary.

4 Clouds and darkness veiled the sky
When the Lord was crucified;
It is finished! was his cry
When he bowed his head and died.
With this cry from Calvary’s tree
All the world may now go free;
It was for this that Jesus died
On the cross of Calvary.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #128

Author: Sarah Graham

Graham, Sarah. (Lindsay, Ontario, c. 1854--1889). Salvation Army. This amateur song-writer joined the Army as a result of unexpectedly hearing two of its members sing a duet of hers at a local meeting. Most of the songs she proceeded to write achieved only regional use, but a few found their way into the Army's international repertoire. Her associates tried, but failed, to help her overcome her depression which overtook her after her fiance's sudden death, which, they felt, hastened her own. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: On the Cross of Calvary, Jesus died for you and me
Title: It Was for Me
Author: Sarah Graham
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It was for me
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #128

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