Nailed to the cross

There was One who was willing to die in my stead

Author: Carrie Ellis Breck (1899)
Tune: [There was One who was willing to die in my stead]
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1 There was One who was willing to die in my stead,
That a soul so unworthy might live;
And the path to the cross He was willing to tread,
All the sins of my life to forgive.

They are nailed to the cross,
They are nailed to the cross,
O how much He was willing to bear!
With what anguish and loss Jesus went to the cross!
But He carried my sins with Him there.

2 He is tender and loving and patient with me,
While He cleanses my heart of the dross;
But “there’s no condemnation”—-I know I am free,
For my sins are all nailed to the cross. (Chorus)

3 I will cling to my Savior and never depart;
I will joyfully journey each day,
With a song on my lips and a song in my heart,
That my sins have been taken away. (Chorus)

Source: Hymns of Faith #236

Author: Carrie Ellis Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred 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 was One who was willing to die in my stead
Title: Nailed to the cross
Author: Carrie Ellis Breck (1899)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: They are nailed to the cross
Copyright: Public Domain



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