DYING PENITENT

Composer, alto: D. L. Hunter

Daniel L. Hunter is shape note enthusiast. LBR Go to person page >

Composer: James Carrell

James P. Carrell was a "farmer, Methodist minister, and county clerk in Lebanon, Russell County, Virginia. He was author of the Songs of Zion (1821) and co-author of Virginia Harmony (1831)" (Steel and Hulan 2010). Several of his songs were printed in Kentucky Harmony and its supplements. Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: James Carrell (1831)
Composer, alto: D. L. Hunter

Texts

As on the cross the Saviour hung


'Twas on the cross the Savior hung,
And wept, and bled, and died,
He poured salvation on a wretch
that languished at his side.
His crimes with inward grief and shame,
The Penitent confessed;
Then turned his dying eyes to Christ,
And thus his prayer addressed:

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