They crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, Matthew 27:35
They parted My garments among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots.
Words & Music: C. Austin Miles, in Songs of Christian Service, edited by William J. Kirkpatrick & Henry L. Gilmour (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack, 1903), number 6 (🔊 pdf nwc).
They nailed my Lord upon the tree
And left Him, dying, there:
Thro’ love He suffered there for me;
’Twas love beyond compare.
And nailed upon the tree!
With piercèd hands and feet and side!
For you! For me!
Upon His head a crown of thorns,
Upon His heart my shame;
For me He prayed, for me He died,
And dying, spoke my name.
Forgive him, O forgive! He cried,
Then bowed His sacred head;
O Lamb of God! My sacrifice,
For me Thy blood was shed.
His voice I hear, His love I know;
I worship at His feet;
And kneeling there, at Calvary’s cross,
Redemption is complete.