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Jesus, the crucified

Full Text

1 Silver or gold would not avail
My pardon to obtain;
All acts of mine would surely fail
To cover sin's dark stain.

God's only Son my surety stood,
For me the Saviour died;
I am redeemed by Jesus' blood,
Jesus, the Crucified.

2 My sacrifice he hath become
Who knew no sin or guilt;
To save me from the sinner's doom,
His blood was freely spilt. [Chorus]

3 How great the price I ne'er can know,
His life for me he gave;
How deep the agony and woe,
His blood alone could save. [Chorus]

4 He paid it all, the debt so great,
He purchased life for me,
Restored to man his lost estate,
O'er death gain'd victory. [Chorus]

5 O Lamb of God, I come to thee,
Nothing have I to bring;
The cleansing blood apply to me
Of Christ, our offering. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #81

Author: Ella E. Miles

Miles, Ella Elizabeth. (Athol, Massachusetts, March 24, 1855--December 29, 1914, Holden, Mass.) Advent Christian. Daughter of W.W. Boyden and wife of James A. Miles, she began writing poems and hymns at the age of fifteen. Many of them appeared in early hymn books of her church. --Moses C. Crouse, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Silver and gold would not avail
Title: Jesus, the crucified
Author: Ella E. Miles
Refrain First Line: God's only Son my surety stood


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