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They cried, “Let Him be crucified!”

They cried, "Let Him be crucified!"

Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Published in 1 hymnal

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They cried, “Let Him be crucified!”
And surging crowds around Him pressed;
With breaking heart, and soul distressed,
He bore the cross on which He died.

They cried, “Let Him be crucified!”
And He the well-beloved Son,
The Son of God Who should have won
The love He never once denied.

They cried, “Let Him be crucified!”
And to the wood His hands were nailed,
And mocking words His ears assailed,
That God, Who looked from heaven, defied.

They cried, “Let Him be crucified!”
And when the deed of night was done,
The light was blotted from the sun,
And hell’s abode exulting, cried.

They cried, “Let Him be crucified!”
Ah, Lord, my soul with anguish burns,
As to that cruel cross it turns,
For ’twas for me the Saviour died.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: They cried, "Let Him be crucified!"
Title: They cried, “Let Him be crucified!”
Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.