My blessed Savior

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1 When on Calv'ry's cross he died,
When "'Tis finished," Jesus cried,
Heaven's gates were opened wide,
My blessed Saviour;
He then conquered death for me,
O'er the grave brought victory;
He has triumphed gloriously,
My blessed Lord.

Chorus:
And I shall live because he died,
And I shall live because he died,
Jesus Christ, the crucified,
I shall live because he died.

2 For a lost and ruined race
Jesus suffered in our place;
He has brought redeeming grace,
My blessed Saviour;
Vict'ry o'er the grave we sing,
Where, O death, is now thy sting?
Let the hallelujahs ring
My blessed Lord. [Chorus]

3 Now he doth for us prepare
Heav'nly mansions bright and fair,
And his glory we shall share,
My blessed Saviour;
Farewell tears all wiped away,
Night exchanged for endless day,
We shall reign with him for aye,
My blessed Lord. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #87

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

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First Line: When on Calvary's cross he died
Title: My blessed Savior
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: And I shall live because he died

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The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #87

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