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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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Alexander's Hymns No. 2: Songs of Evangelism (Canadian Ed.) #54
Best Hymns No. 3: for services of song in Christian work #11Page Scan
Best Hymns No. 4 #12Page Scan
Choice Hymns of the Faith #d420
Choice Light and Life Songs #47
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #6TextPage Scan
Christian Hymns #d304
Christian Hymns III #d379
Complete Christian Hymnal #d209
Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d453
Devotional Songs #6Page Scan
Favorite Gospel Hymns #d31
Favorite Hymns of Praise #33TextPage Scan
Favorites Number 4: A Collection of Gospel Songs #83
Give Thanks and Sing, for Religious Meetings #d105
Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #73Page Scan
Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d166
Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #133Page Scan
Gospel Melodies: A Collection of Choice Gospel Songs and Hymsn #53Page Scan
Great Songs of the Church #d375
Great Songs of the Church #330Page Scan
Hymns of Faith #236TextPage Scan
Hymns of Grace: a Choice Collection of Hymns Honoring and Promoting the Reigning Grace of God #d431
Hymns of Praise: for the Church and Sunday School #75Page Scan
Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #51Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Praise #d129
Inspirational Songs for Sunday School, Social Worship, Missionary and Evangelistic Work #d245
Jehovah's Praise #d203
Let Youth Praise Him #d123
Let Youth Praise Him. 2nd ed. #d96
Norman Clayton's Favorites No. 1 #d75
Our Favorite Hymnal #d311
Praise Him #d260
Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #737Page Scan
Revival Gems No. 3: A Great Collection in a Modest Book #8Page Scan
Revival Gems: a small book with a big mission #36Page Scan
Revival Hymns and Choruses #180Text
Sacred Selections for the Church: a collection of sacred selections featuring choice favorites old and new (57th ed) #316Page Scan
Select Songs of Praise for Evangelistic Services, Church and Sunday School #d120
Small Church Music #644Audio
Songs for Service #116Page Scan
Songs of Christian Service #48Page Scan
Songs of Praise, Number One ... for the General Assembly's Committee on Evangelistic Work #d145
Songs of Redemption #d205
Songs of Revival Power #63Page Scan
Songs of the Assembly: number one #128Page Scan
Spiritual hymns of worship #d461
Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d570
Supplemental Songs, Volume Two #d16
Tabernacle Hymns Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #189Text
The Best of All: complete #209Page Scan
The Broadman Hymnal #345
The Church Hymnal: the official hymnal of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church #123
The Covenant Hymnal, authorized by the Swedish Evangelical Mission Covenant of America #d391
The Cyber Hymnal #4486TextScoreAudio
The Excelsior Hymnal #88Page Scan
The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #20Page Scan
The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #155TextPage Scan
The Hymnal, a Collection of Gospel Songs and Hymns #d279
The Kingdom of Praise #15Page Scan
The New Alphabetical Hymnal: Great Songs of the Church No. 2. 35th ed. #d423
The New Golden Sheaf #d170
The New National Baptist Hymnal #92
The Old Story in Song #56Page Scan
The Revival No. 6 #46Page Scan
The Young People's Hymnal No. 3: adapted to the use of Sunday Schools, Epworth Leagues, prayer meetings and revivals #30Page Scan
Timeless Truths #638TextAudio
Tullar's Song Treasury #d107
Worship and Service #111Page Scan
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