|Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died
|Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty,
|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
|Now I've giv'n to Jesus everything,
Now I gladly own Him as my King,
Now my raptured soul can only sing
|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
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!
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.
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!!
Kumasi, Ashante Region, Ghana
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.
Abbotsford, B.C., Canada
Sung by two foreigners in a German city, after one of us came to Calvary!
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
We sung this song in church this past Saturday and got a standing ovation.
Juba, South Sudan
We have a non denominational church here and it feels great to have a session of the Ancient and Modern Revised Hymns. its like being young again and feels the spirit moving. Mat His name be Glorified forever. And thanks for the tunes.