Scripture Verse

The Son of Man came…to give His life a ransom for many. Mark 10:45


Julia H. Johnston (1849–1919)

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 22.

Music: Ma­ha­rash­tra Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner (1850–1919)


He died for me, the Son of God,
He left His home in glo­ry
To bear the sin of all the world—
Oh, sweet and tender story!


He died for me! He died for me!
He lives, in light and glo­ry!
Oh, let me tell to all the world
The glad and blessèd story.

They crowned Him with a crown of thorns,
For me He meekly wore it;
They laid on Him the heavy cross,
For me, for me He bore it.


His love for me can ne­ver die,
In Hea­ven He standeth pleading;
He shows His side and wounded hands,
Forever interceding.


Thou blessèd Je­sus, Sav­ior mine,
My life, my all I owe Thee;
I long to love Thee more and more,
I would that all might know Thee.