Scripture Verse

While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Our Praise in Song, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1893), num­ber 71.

Music: Cug­naux John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
1837–1899

Lyrics

A trem­bling soul, I sought the Lord,
My sin con­fessed, my guilt de­plored;
How soft and sweet, His word to me,
I took thy place, and died for thee.

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No oth­er hope, no oth­er plea;
He took my place, and died for me;
O pre­cious Lord, of Cal­va­ry!
He took my place and died for me.

Here rests my heart; as­sur­ance sweet,
His bless­èd work He will com­plete,
Since in His love, so great and free,
He took my place, and died for me.

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When sor­row veils the smil­ing day,
When ev­il foes be­set my way,
Abundant grace in Him I see,
He took my place, and died for me.

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No room for doubt, no room for fears,
When to my view the cross ap­pears,
My joy­ful song shall ev­er be,
He took my place, and died for me.

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