63
He Died for Me
Words by John Newton
Music by Edwin O. Excell

Luke 23:33
"And 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."

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          I saw One hanging on a tree,
          In agony and blood;
          He fixed His languid eyes on me,
          As near His cross I stood.

            Chorus
            Oh, can it be, upon a tree,
            The Saviour died for me?
            My soul is thrilled, my heart is filled,
            To think He died for me!

          Sure, never, till my latest breath,
          Can I forget that look;
          It seemed to charge me with His death,
          Though not a word He spoke.

            Chorus
            Oh, can it be, upon a tree,
            The Saviour died for me?
            My soul is thrilled, my heart is filled,
            To think He died for me!

          My conscience felt and owned the guilt,
          And plunged me in despair;
          I saw my sins His blood had spilt,
          And helped to nail Him there.

            Chorus
            Oh, can it be, upon a tree,
            The Saviour died for me?
            My soul is thrilled, my heart is filled,
            To think He died for me!

          Alas! I knew not what I did -
          But now my tears are vain;
          Where shall my trembling soul be hid?
          For I the Lord have slain.

            Chorus
            Oh, can it be, upon a tree,
            The Saviour died for me?
            My soul is thrilled, my heart is filled,
            To think He died for me!

          A second look He gave, which said,
          "I freely all forgive;
          This blood is for thy ransom paid,
          I die that thou may'st live."

            Chorus
            Oh, can it be, upon a tree,
            The Saviour died for me?
            My soul is thrilled, my heart is filled,
            To think He died for me!


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