Scripture Verse

God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. Galatians 6:14


Words: Ste­phen D. Eck­stein, Sr., Zi­on Songs, Spi­ri­tu­al Hymns (Ft. Worth, Tex­as, Quar­tet Mu­sic, 1927), num­ber 149.

Music: El Mon­te James W. Fer­rill (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fer­rill (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Eck­stein,

Stephen D. Eckstein (1893–1975)


The Christ who died and shed His blood
On Cal­va­ry’s cross my soul to save,
Went in­to hell and there with­stood
Grim Sa­tan and the fear­some grave.

He snatched the keys of death and hell,
And holds them now in migh­ty pow­er,
And ev­ery saint who fought and fell,
Shall rise and stand in that glad hour.

On Cal­va­ry’s mount I laid my sin;
The cleans­ing blood poured out, like balm,
And now I car­ry peace with­in,
And wait the grave with per­fect calm.

Or, if He comes be­fore I die,
I know I’ll see His glo­ri­ous face;
And, in His like­ness I shall cry,
All hail to Christ’s aton­ing grace.