Was it for Me?

Was it for me, for me alone

Author: John M. Whyte
Tune: [Was it for me, for me alone]
Published in 17 hymnals

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1 Was it for me, for me alone,
The Saviour left His glorious throne;
The dazzling splendours of the sky,
Was it for me He came to die?

It was for me, yes, all for me,
O love of God, so great so free!
O wondrous love, I'll shout and sing,
He died for me, my Lord and King!

2 Was it for me sweet angel strains
Came floating o'er Judea's plains?
That starlight night so long ago,
Was it for me God plann’d it so? [Refrain]

3 Was it for me the Saviour said,
'Pillow thy weary, aching head,
Trustingly on thy Saviour's breast?'
Was it for me, Can I thus rest? [Refrain]

4 Was it for me He wept and pray’d,
My load of sin before Him laid;
That night within Gethsemane,
Was it for me that agony? [Refrain]

5 Was it for me He bow’d His head
Upon the Cross, and freely shed
His precious blood—that crimson tide,
Was it for me the Saviour died? [Refrain]

Source: Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #81a

Author: John M. Whyte

John M. (Marchant) Whyte. Evangelist, hymn writer, singer, b Paris, Canada West (Ontario), 8 Jun 1850, d Toronto 17 Mar 1927. He studied at the University of Toronto and devoted himself to evangelistic and temperance work. Typical of several hundred songs for which he wrote the words or the music, or both, are 'Canada Shall Yet Be Free,' 'Toronto the Good,' and 'Song of Trust.' Many songs appeared in separate editions published by Toronto News Co or Briggs. With his brother David Albert Whyte he edited Sing Out the Glad News (Briggs 1885) and Songs of Calvary (Briggs 1889). The Great Redemption (Briggs 1894), Nuggets of Gold (Briggs 1898) and Battle Songs of the Cross (1901) contain many of his own melodies. Eight of his hymns are reprinted… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Was it for me, for me alone
Title: Was it for Me?
Author: John M. Whyte
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It was for me, yes, all for me
Copyright: Public Domain



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