Scripture Verse

When they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Luke 23:33

Introduction

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Ira B. Wilson
1880–1950

Words: May M. Brew­ster, 1920.

Music: Ira B. Wil­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Brew­ster (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

The Sav­ior came to seek and save His lost ones,
Who had wan­dered far away;
To res­cue them from sin, His life He of­fered
On Cal­va­ry’s cross one day.

Refrain

It was your sin and my sin
That nailed Him to the tree,
For your sake and my sake
He made sal­va­tion free;
No gift from earth’s trea­sure
His grace e’er can mea­sure,
But your love and my love
Is all He asks to­day.

’Twas love, un­bound­ed love for us that led Him
O’er that lone­ly, thorn-strewn way;
For you and me He bore the shame and sor­row
On Cal­vary’s cross that day.

Refrain

Oh, hear His voice so gent­ly now en­treat­ing,
Then no long­er from Him stray;
Accept the gra­cious call, and leave your bur­den
At Cal­va­ry’s cross to­day.

Refrain