Scripture Verse

When they came to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him. Luke 23:33

Introduction

Words: James Mont­go­me­ry, in Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns for Pub­lic and Pri­vate Use, by Tho­mas Cot­ter­ill, 1819.

Music: Con­so­la­tion (Lin­de­man) Lud­vig M. Lin­de­man, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James Montgomery (1771–1854)

Lyrics

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Way to Calvary
Juan Valdes Leal (1657–1660)

Come to Cal­va­ry’s ho­ly mount­ain,
Sinners, ru­ined by the fall;
Here a pure and heal­ing foun­tain
Flows to you, to me, to all,
In a full, per­pe­tu­al tide,
Opened when our Sav­ior died.

Come in po­ver­ty and mean­ness,
Come de­filed, with­out, with­in;
From in­fect­ion and un­clean­ness,
From the le­pro­sy of sin,
Wash your robes and make them white;
Ye shall walk with God in light.

Come in sor­row and con­tri­tion,
Wounded, im­po­tent, and blind;
Here the guil­ty free re­mis­sion,
Here the trou­bled peace may find.
Health this foun­tain will re­store;
He that drinks shall thirst no more.

He that drinks shall live for­ev­er;
’Tis a soul re­new­ing flood.
God is faith­ful; God will ne­ver
Break His co­ve­nant of blood,
Signed when our Re­deem­er died,
Sealed when He was glo­ri­fied.