The heart that was broken for me

There came from the skies in the days long ago

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Tune: [There came from the skies in the days long ago]
Published in 31 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There came from the skies in the days long ago,
The Lord with a message of love;
The world know Him not; He was treated with scorn—
This wonderful gift from above.

They crown’d Him with thorns,
He was beaten with stripes,
He was smitten and nailed to the tree;
But the pain in His heart was the hardest to bear,
The heart that was broken for me.

2 He came to His own—to the ones that He lov’d—
The sheep that had wander’d astray;
They heard not His voice; but the friend of mankind
Was hated and driven away.

They crown’d Him with thorns,
He was beaten with stripes,
He was smitten and nailed to the tree;
But the pain in His heart was the hardest to bear,
The heart that was broken for me.

3 The birds have their nest, and the foxes have holes,
But He had no place for His head;
A pallet of stone on the cold mountainside,
Was all that He had for His bed.

They crown’d Him with thorns,
He was beaten with stripes,
He was smitten and nailed to the tree;
But the pain in His heart was the hardest to bear,
The heart that was broken for me.

4 I cannot reject such a Saviour as He;
Dishonor and wound Him again;
I'll go to His feet and repent of my sin,
Be willing to suffer the pain.

I'll take up my cross, I will walk by His side,
For the pathway of duty I see;
I will follow my Lord and abide in His heart,
The heart that was broken for me.

Source: Favorites Number 3: A Collection of Gospel Songs #29

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There came from the skies in the days long ago
Title: The heart that was broken for me
Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Refrain First Line: They crowned Him with thorns

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Calvary Hymns #43

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Calvary Songs: A Choice Collection of Gospel Songs, both Old and New #25

Christian Joy #d100

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Cornelius' Gospel Songs #185

Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 2 #d209

Divine Praise #d145

Familiar Songs of the Gospel No. 2 #d55

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Favorites Number 3: A Collection of Gospel Songs #29

Glad Tidings in Song #d79

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Glad Tidings in Song #43

Glory Gleams #d225

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Gospel Melodies: A Collection of Choice Gospel Songs and Hymsn #27

Gospel Rays #d236

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His Praise #15

Home Gospel Songs #d207

Home Gospel Songs No. 2 #d177

Hymns of Grace: a Choice Collection of Hymns Honoring and Promoting the Reigning Grace of God #d421

Hymns of the Living Gospel No. 1 #d123

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Magnificat: a Hymnal for Sunday Schools #125

Pilgrim's Hymnal, a Book of Choice Songs for the Home and All the Services of the Churches #d197

Praise Him #d256

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Revival Gems: a small book with a big mission #13

Select Songs of Praise for Evangelistic Services, Church and Sunday School #d114

Signal Bells #d120

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Songs for Service #98

Songs of the Blessed Hope #d205

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Songs of the Cross #43

Spiritual hymns of worship #d445

Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d554

The Complete Church Hymnal #d276

The Victor #d119

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