Scripture Verse

We have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Ephesians 1:7

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Ro­bert Hark­ness, in Al­ex­an­der’s Gos­pel Songs, ed­it­ed by Charles M. Al­ex­an­der (New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1908), num­ber 63 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert Harkness (1880–1961)

Lyrics

On the cru­el cross they nailed Him,
There to die in ago­ny;
But He gave His life a ran­som,
Just to set sin’s cap­tives free.

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When He shed His blood,
When He shed His blood,
Then He ran­somed me
For eter­ni­ty,
When He shed His blood.

In His love He came to suf­fer,
All the fall­en to re­deem;
Mercy’s of­fer still is op­en,
Still there’s life in Cal­vary’s stream.

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In our­selves we mer­it no­thing,
All our works must be in vain;
Only through the blood of Je­sus,
Can we life eter­nal gain.

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What a won­der­ful sal­va­tion!
What a depth of love is shown,
In the sac­ri­fice of Je­sus,
In the blood that does atone.

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