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He purchased life for me

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1. The cross for Christ, the crown for me,
O wondrous love! O mercy free,
My Saviour died on Calvary,
To purchase life for me.

For me, for me,
He died for even me;
He shed his blood on Calvary
To purchase life for me.

2. O wondrous grace! how could it be
That Christ should love a worm like me,
And suffer on the cruel tree
To purchase life for me! [Chorus]

3. O now I hear a voice reply,
"Our 'God is love' and that is why
He gave his Son for thee to die,
To purchase life for thee." [Chorus]

4. O now I see the crimson tide,
The fount of life is opened wide;
My Saviour Christ was crucified,
And there is life for me. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #107

Author: Cortland M. Keach

Keach, Cortland Mathew. (Washington County, Wisconsin, January 23, 1850--December 1, 1925, Alma Center, Wisc.). Advent Christian. Pastorates at Pine Hill, Pleasant View, South Alma, Hixton, North Branch, Avon, City Point, all in Wisconsin (dates are unknown although his pastorate at South Alma was for nearly thirty years). Author of several hymns and tracts. His best known hymn is "He Purchased Life for Me," set to music by A.E. Bloom. He was a farmer-preacher and also surveyor for Jackson County, Wisconsin, for twenty-five years. --Moses C. Crouse, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The cross for Christ, the crown for me
Title: He purchased life for me
Author: Cortland M. Keach
Refrain First Line: For me, for me, he died



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Carols of Hope #107

Gates of Praise for the Worship of God and Use in His Service. Rev. ed. #d100

Notes of Gold #d151

Songs of Faith and Hope #d30

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d395

The Advent Christian Hymnal. Rev. #d341

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The Golden Sheaf No. 2 #63

The New Golden Sheaf #d158

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