Scripture Verse

Christ died for us. Romans 5:8


Words & Mu­sic: Ro­bert G. Sta­ples, Gos­pel Ech­oes (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Cen­tral Book Con­cern, 1877), num­ber 1 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Robert G. Staples (1833–1891)


The Gos­pel message sent—
Is echoed back again,
From lips in prayer and praise,
And this the sweet refrain:
That Je­sus died for me—
Dear Lamb of Cal­va­ry.

The echo from each heart,
In answer to the call—
Is Here am I, O Lord—
Lo! at Thy feet I fall;
Thou Lamb of Cal­va­ry,
I trust alone in Thee.

Its echoing strains are heard
From palace and from cot—
From lips of age and youth—
His blood can cleanse each spot;
Dear Lamb of Cal­va­ry,
I come, I come to Thee.

Oh, let the Gos­pel sound
In all the land abroad,
And send the echo round,
In honor of our Lord—
The Lamb of Cal­va­ry,
Has died to ransom Thee.