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Friday, February 17, 2006

At Calvary: A Hymn

There is a word that is common in evangelical English. It is the word Calvary. It showed up as a single occurrence in Luke 23:33 in the King James Version. It is the word Kranium in Greek. It should have been translated “skull” in the King James Version. The King James Version was a transliteration from the Latin, Calvary. There is nothing in the four gospels of why the word “skull” was used and no mention that it was a hill. It was just a place. Never the less we know the place where Jesus died is now called Calvary even though it was never called Calvary at the time.

At Calvary

1.Years I spent in vanity and pride, Caring not my Lord was
crucified, Knowing not it was for me He died On Calvary.

2.By God’s Word at last my sin I learned- Then I trembled at the
law I’d spurned, Till my guilty soul imploring turned To Calvary.

3.Now I’ve giv’n to Jesus ev’ry thing, Now I gladly own Him
as my King, Now my raptured soul can only sing Of Calvary.

4.O the love that drew salvation’s plan! O the grace that bro’t it
down to man! O the mighty gulf that God did span At Calvary!


Mercy there was great, and grace was free, Pardon there was multiplied to me, There my burdened soul found liberty—At Calvary.

1 comment:

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