The Lord who died on Calvary's side

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1 The Lord who died on Calv'ry's side,
Forevermore my trust shall be;
His hand of love stretched from above,
Was wounded while it sheltered me.

It shelters me, it shelters me,
His wounded hand still shelters me;
His hand of love stretched from above,
Was wounded while it sheltered me.

2 His blood He gave my soul to save;
Within His circling arms I hide;
The nail and spear He suffered here,
That I might in His peace abide. [Chorus]

3 In life and word may He be heard,
Till others find this blessed rest;
Till, face to face, we'll sing His grace
In radiant mansions pure and blest. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #153

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: LiĀ­die H. EdĀ­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Lord who died on Calvary's side
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: It shelters me
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