On Calvary

Sometimes a vision comes to me

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Sometimes a vision comes to me]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sometimes a vision comes to me,
Of Christ, my Lord, on Calvary.
I see Him climb the rugged road,
Bowed down beneath His awful load.
I hear the mocking rabble’s cry,
I see the scoffing hosts go by,
But on He presses, weak and faint,
He falters not, nor makes complaint.

O may the story of His love,
To penitence, the sinner move,
Till each shall cry, “For me—for me!
Christ Jesus died on Calvary.”

2 O Christ, my Saviour, Thou couldst see
The swiftly nearing tragedy;
Already in Thy hands could feel
The torture of the cruel steel.
Thy heart was breaking ‘neath the weight
Of man’s great sin,—but O, so great
The love, that Thou Thy life couldst give,
That all who look to Thee might live. [Refrain]

3 O blest Redeemer, never let
My heart for one brief hour forget
How much the sinner owes to Thee;
Nor that “the sinner” meaneth me!
O help me feel what love was Thine,
What pity, wondrous and divine,
That Thou shouldst bear the cross for me,
And die on cruel Calvary. [Refrain]

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #82

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sometimes a vision comes to me
Title: On Calvary
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: O may the story of his love
Copyright: Public Domain


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