There is a place to which we turn

There is a place to which we turn

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [There is a place to which we turn]
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1 There is a place to which we turn,
When we the love of God would learn,
There we our sinfulness discern,
The place Called Calvary.

Calvary, Calvary,
The place Called Calvary;
Where died the Son of God for aye,—
The place Called Calvary.

2 There righteousness and mercy met,
There dying love doth love beget,
Our grateful hearts can ne’er forget
The place Called Calvary. [Refrain]

3 It is the fount from which there flows,
The healing stream for earthly woes,
No spot can e’er such love disclose,
The place Called Calvary. [Refrain]

4 There sin was on our Surety laid,
God’s wondrous grace to man displayed,
And Christ our substitute was made,
The place Called Calvary. [Refrain]

5 Upon that death our hopes are built,
For He whose precious blood was spilt,
Tho’ innocent there bore our guilt,
The place Called Calvary. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #37

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is a place to which we turn
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: Calvary, Calvary, the place called Calvary
Copyright: Public Domain


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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #37

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