He Was Nailed to the Cross

What a wonderful, wonderful Savior

Author: F. A. Graves
Tune: [What a wonderful, wonderful Savior]
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1 What a wonderful, wonderful Savior,
Who would die on the cross for me!
Freely shedding His precious lifeblood,
That the sinner might be made free.

He was nailed to the cross for me,
He was nailed to the cross for me,
On the cross crucified, for me He died:
He was nailed to the cross for me.

2 Thus He left His heavenly glory,
To accomplish His Father’s plan;
He was born of the Virgin Mary,
Took upon Him the form of man. [Refrain]

3 He was wounded for our transgressions,
And He carried our sorrows, too;
He’s the Healer of ev’ry sickness,
This He came to the world to do. [Refrain]

4 So He gave His life for others
In redeeming this world from sin,
And He’s gone to prepare a mansion,
That at last we may enter in. [Refrain]

Source: Yes, Lord!: Church of God in Christ hymnal #242

Author: F. A. Graves

Rv Frederick Arthur Graves USA 1856-1927. Born at Williamstown, MA, he was raised in a Christian family, but was orphaned at age 9 after the death of his father, a taylor, then three years later his mother (tuberculosis), he lived on a farm with a family names Hollis that worked him hard and treated him poorly. He was diagnosed with epilepsy when 14. At 21 he moved to Nobles County, MN, and it seemed that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for that, he served the American Sunday School Union as an organizer and evangelist. He was musical, and after age 35 wrote 43 songs. He, with wife Vina, raised three children, Arthur, Irene, and Carl. He studied Bible and music in Chicago, IL and Northfield, MA. Returning to Minneapolis and hear… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What a wonderful, wonderful Savior
Title: He Was Nailed to the Cross
Author: F. A. Graves
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He was nailed to the cross for me
Publication Date: 1906
Notes: Swahili translation: See: "Yesu ndiye Mkombozi wetu
Copyright: Public Domain



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