One day, years ago, neath a fair eastern sky

One day, years ago, neath a fair eastern sky

Author: Lelia N. Morrice
Tune: [One day, years ago, neath a fair eastern sky]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 One day, years ago, ‘neath a fair eastern sky,
A Man strange and kingly was led forth to die;
‘Midst mocking and scourging and fierce rabble cry
For me, for you.

Broken for me,
Broken for you,
His body was broken for me, for you,
And His great heart was broken too.

2 The woes of a lost world upon Him were laid,
In tears and in groans He our ransom price paid;
“Even like a lamb to the slaughter was led,”
For me, for you. [Refrain]

3 “Despised and rejected” the Savior has been,
“Was tempted in all points and yet without sin;”
“His visage so marred more than the sons of men,”
For me, for you. [Refrain]

4 The sun veiled His face from the terrible scene,
The earth shook and trembled, and rocks rent in twain,
He cried, “it is finished”, expiring in pain,
For me, for you. [Refrain]

5 And still men deny Him and mocking, pass by,
And still with the rabble “Away with Him” cry;
Reject the salvation which caused Him to die,
For me, for you. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #11

Author: Lelia N. Morrice

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: One day, years ago, neath a fair eastern sky
Author: Lelia N. Morrice
Refrain First Line: Broken for me, broken for you



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Great Revival Hymns No.2 #11

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