At Calvary

Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died
  On Calvary.
  Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty,
    At Calvary.
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.
Now I've giv'n to Jesus everything,
Now I gladly own Him as my King,
Now my raptured soul can only sing
  Of Calvary.
Oh, the love that drew salvation's plan!
Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span
  At Calvary!
Ben Ndedde

Eket, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

I awoke this morning with the last stanza singing in my head, I had to Google the song and sing along at once!

Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!

Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!

Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span

At Calvary!


Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

I love this song it shows us our formal self, it draws us to Him who die for us and points us the the hope of glory in Christ Jesus.

Val Casey

Limerick, Ireland

A great hymn often sung at Sunday night meeting. Brings back many happy memories of saints who are now with the Lord.

B. Stevens

Zanesville, Ohio, United States

By God's word at last my sin I learned; Then I trembled at the law I had spurned, till my guilty soul imploring turned TO CALVARY!

Barbara Meadows

Rocky Mount, NC, United States

Such a great hymn with a great message. I love it because it assures me of my salvation, the meaning of the words means more than words can say of a loving God.

Francis Carter

London, United Kingdom

An inspiring hymn that truely edifies the soul and speaks volumes in a. few words of the wonderful and eternal gift by which God reconciled man to Himself through Christ our Lord.


Calgary, AB, Canada

This is a wonderful inspiring piece which I love so much! It said it all about today GOOD FRIDAY when Christ was crucified. It is filled with a a divine message Whaooo!!!!!!!! feel like sobbing!!

Hamidatu Abdullah

Kumasi, Ashante Region, Ghana

Great piece.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

William R. Newell was best known as a Bible teacher, commentator, pastor and professor. While on his way to a class at Moody Bible Institute one day, the words of this hymn began to form in his mind. He didn't want to forget these ideas, so he went into an unoccupied classroom and there scribbled the words on the back of an envelope. A few minutes later he gave the words to Daniel B. Towner, the director of music at the school. Within an hour Towner had composed the music for them.

Since Newell is best known for a commentary on Romans, it is no surprise that the last stanza bears a resemblance to Romans 11:33, "Oh, how great are God's riches and wisdom and knowledge!" - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton


Lutz, Fl, United States

This song says it ALL. I love to sing it.