Celebrate 10 years of Hymnary.org!

It's Hymnary's 10th birthday this month and to celebrate, we're giving the gifts! Want a free FlexScore? Look for the "Claim Free FlexScore" button on any public domain FlexScore page and enjoy a complimentary FlexScore on us.

On yonder hill of Calvary

On yonder hill of Calvary

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [On yonder hill of Calvary]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full 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



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Best Endeavor Hymns: especially for use in Christian endeavor societies, young people's meetings, Sunday schools, and general church work #29Page Scan
Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in church services, prayer meetings, and other religious gatherings #S11Page Scan
Hallowed Hymns #d175
Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #41TextPage Scan
Hallowed Hymns, New and Old: for use in prayer and praise meetings, evangelistic services, sunday schools, young people's societies and all other departments of church work #41AudioPage Scan
Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #101Page Scan
Young People's Songs of Praise #53Page Scan
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us