A nail in his hand

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1 The spear and the thorn by the Saviour borne,
That we might wear crowns of delight;
His garments were red, with the blood that He shed,
That ours might be spotless and white.

Refrain:
He bore a nail in His hand for you,
A nail in His hand for me;
O, wonderful love, that came from above,
To seek and to save you and me!

2 The taunt and the blow, with Gethsemane’s woe,
Were suffered by Him for our sake;
For grace so supreme, guilty souls to redeem,
What off’ring of love shall we make? [Refrain]

3 O, let us believe, life eternal receive,
And serve Him with joy in His name;
Obeying His call, let us yield Him our all,
His Gospel to others proclaim. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #9

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. 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 spear and the thorn
Title: A nail in his hand
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: He bore a nail in his hand
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