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When my debt to God was resting on my soul

Author: Jack P. Scholfield
Tune: [When my debt to God was resting on my soul]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. When my debt to God was resting on my soul,
And I trod the downward road,
I looked up to Him who died to make men whole,
And He cancelled the debt I owed.

Jesus cancelled the debt I owed,
Jesus lifted the mighty load;
Grace divine touched my soul and made me whole,
When He cancelled the debt I owed.

2. My account was great, I knew I could not pay,
I bowed ’neath the heavy load;
Jesus paid my debt, I love Him more each day,
For He cancelled the debt I owed. [Refrain]

3. Gratitude to Him has turned my heart to praise,
I’m grateful for gifts bestowed;
And my song will flow thro’ all the coming days,
For He cancelled the debt I owed. [Refrain]

4. When I stand alone and face the setting sun,
And darkness obscures the road,
He will guide me home and say to me, Well done,
For He cancelled the debt I owed. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #741

Author: Jack P. Scholfield

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Text Information

First Line: When my debt to God was resting on my soul
Title: Cancelled
Author: Jack P. Scholfield
Refrain First Line: Jesus cancelled the debt I owed



The Cyber Hymnal #741
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The Cyber Hymnal #741

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