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On yonder hill of Calvary

On yonder hill of Calvary

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [On yonder hill of Calvary]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On yonder hill of Calvary,
Where Jesus bled and died for me;
'Twas there from sin He set me free,
On Calvary, dark Calvary.

On Calvary, dark Calvary:
They nailed my Lord upon the tree;
And there He died in agony,
On Calvary, dark Calvary.

2 On yonder hill of Calvary,
Behol the world's great tragedy;
The sun, that awful hour did flee,
From Calvary, dark Calvary. [Chorus]

3 On yonder hill of Calvary,
The sinner's only hope and plea,
Christ gave His life for such as we--
On Calvary, dark Calvary. [Chorus]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #41

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On yonder hill of Calvary
Author: John R. Clements
Copyright: Public Domain



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