Bought with a Price

'Twas the life of Christ, my Lord

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: ['Twas the life of Christ, my Lord]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ‘Twas the life of Christ, my Lord,
Paid my ransom, set me free;
He redeemed me by his blood
Shed on the cross of Calvary.

Bought with a price, not of silver or gold;
Bought with a price of a value yet untold;
‘Twas the blood of Jesus, shed on Calvary,
Purchased by redemption and set me free.

2 O the cross, uplifted high,
So that all the world might see;
Bears the Lamb of God, to die
There on the cross of Calvary. [Refrain]

3 Such a ransom ne’er was known,
Such a love, to die for me!
Wondrous love, to leave a throne,
Choosing a cross on Calvary. [Refrain]

4 Can a sinner know the cost?
Was it worth a love like mine
That a King, to save the lost,
Pays the great price with life divine. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #150

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Twas the life of Christ, my Lord
Title: Bought with a Price
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Bought with a price, not of silver or gold



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