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There is a dear and hallowed spot

Author: Mrs. Taylor
Published in 23 hymnals

Representative Text

1 There is a dear and hallowed spot
Oft present to my eye;
By saints it ne'er can be forgot;
That place is Calvary.

2 Oh, what a scene was there displayed
Of love and agony,
When our Redeemer bowed His head
And died on Calvary!

3 When fainting under guilt's dread load,
Unto the cross I'll fly;
And trust the merit of that blood
Which flowed at Calvary.

4 Whene'er I feel temptation's power,
On Jesus I'll rely;
And, in the sharp, conflicting hour,
Repair to Calvary.

5 When seated at the feast of love,
Then will I fix mine eye
On Him who intercedes above,
Who bled on Calvary.

6 When the dark scene of death, the last
Momentous hour, draws nigh,
Then, with my dying eyes, I'll cast
A look on Calvary.


Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #246

Author: Mrs. Taylor

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Text Information

First Line: There is a dear and hallowed spot
Title: Calvary
Author: Mrs. Taylor
Refrain First Line: That place is Calvary
Copyright: Public Domain


There is a [dear and] sacred, hallowed spot. [Good Friday.] This hymn on Calvary appeared in the Youth's Magazine, 1812, p. 103, with the signature Anne. In his Notes to the Scottish Presbyterian Hymnal of 1876, Mr. Thin says that the author was Ann Martin, wife of Isaac Taylor, senr., of Ongar, b. 1758, d. 1830. We have failed to gain a corroboration of this statement from the Taylor family.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)
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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #238

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #246

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Celestial Showers No. 1, a collection of gospel songs used in Rev. I. Toliver's Meetings #124

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Hymns and Tunes #186

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #257

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #279

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1080

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Hymns New and Old, No. 2 #70

Hymns New and Old, Revised #d203

Hymns of Assurance, Containing 50 New Gospel Songs #d108

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Songs of the Peacemaker #127

Songs of the Savior's Love #d197

Spiritual Songs No. 2 #d115

Sunday School Chimes #d127

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d865

The Anniversaary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d171

The Bible Hymn Book #d241

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #148a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1043

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The Sabbath School Bell #80d

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #325

The Westminster Collection of Sabbath School Hymns and Tunes #d106

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