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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… 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
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Old Story in Song #150

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