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!


Chorus

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

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