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The Cross of Calvary

On the cross of Calvary, Jesus shed His blood for me

Author: C. B. Widmeyer
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 On the cross of Calvary,
Jesus shed His blood for me;
Bore my guilt of sin away,
Paid the debt I ne'er could pay.

On the cross of Calvary,
There the blood was spilled for me;
Jesus now doth make me whole,
Praise the Lord for Calvary.

2 See the Christ uplifted high,
For our sins was doomed to die;
"It is done" we hear Him say),
And the darkness filled the day. [Chorus]

3 From the grave He did arise,
And ascend the vaulted skies;
Now for us He intercedes,
By His wounds and blood He pleads. [Chorus]

4 Blood divine did make me free,
Brought me peace and purity;
Of the cross I now will sing,
For it did salvation bring. [Chorus]

Source: New Sacred Quartettes for Male, Female and Mixed Voices #20

Author: C. B. Widmeyer

Widmeyer, Charles B. (Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, 1884--California, December 14, 1974). Studied vocal music from age 12 under J.M. Cowgill; at age 15 began teaching classes of his own. First song was written at age 15. The first one published, "Upon the Cross," was written at age 20. Bachelor of Music degree from Bethany-Peniel, Bethany, Oklahoma. Wrote more than 350 songs; edited or contributed to many songbooks. "Come and Dine" was written following the reading of John 21:12 and his meditation on the similarity between the tired, hungry disciples and people of his day both spiritually and physically hungry; translated into Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Serbian. --E. Roger Taylor, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On the cross of Calvary, Jesus shed His blood for me
Title: The Cross of Calvary
Author: C. B. Widmeyer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: On the cross of Calvary
Publication Date: 1914
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.