Scripture Verse

He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5


Words & Mu­sic: Fred­er­ick A. Graves, 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Frederick A. Graves (1856–1927)


The First Nail
James Tissot (1836–1902)

What a won­der­ful, won­der­ful Sav­ior,
Who would die on the cross for me!
Freely shed­ding His pre­cious life­blood,
That the sin­ner might be made free.


He was nailed to the cross for me,
He was nailed to the cross for me;
On the cross cru­ci­fied for me He died;
He was nailed to the cross for me.

Thus He left His hea­ven­ly glo­ry,
To ac­comp­lish His Fa­ther’s plan;
He was born of the vir­gin Ma­ry,
Took upon Him the form of man.


He was wound­ed for our trans­gress­ions,
And He car­ried our sor­rows, too;
He’s the heal­er of ev­ery sick­ness,
This He came to the world to do.


So He gave His life for oth­ers
In re­deem­ing this world from sin,
And He’s gone to pre­pare a man­sion,
That at last we may en­ter in.