There was One who was willing to die

There was One who was willing to die in my stead,
  That a soul so unworthy might live,
And the path to the cross He was willing to tread
  All the sins of my life to forgive.
  They were borne on the cross,
They were borne on the cross,
O how much He was willing to bear!
With what anguish and loss,
Jesus went to the cross!
But He carried my sins with Him there.
He is tender and loving and patient with me,
  While He cleanses my heart of its dross;
But “there’s no condemnation,” I know I am free,
  For my sins were all borne on the cross.
I will cling to my Savior and never depart—
  I will joyfully journey each day,
With a song on my lips and a song in my heart,
  That my sins have been taken away.
Sarah Anne Rolofs

Ochtrup, Munster, Germany

this is such a beautiful hymn, why have they changed the words of this hymn?

it is not borne, but nailed, and buried my sins,

not carried. please do not change words in a hymn, just because we live in a different century. JESUS CHRIST our SAVIOUR REDEEMER; suffered, and HOW HE suffered for our sins. we should stop compromising, in case we hurt someone's feelings. Please, suffering is suffering. we should not forget, our LORD JESUS paid a very HIGH PRICE for us. thank you Hymnal net I am an 81year old been with this link many years and just loove you all GOD BLESS AND STAY SAFE


Davao City, Davao Del Sur, Philippines

Why Borne? I think it is "They are nailed to the cross".


Thanks for the words of this song I am highly grateful

Ma Mabuza

Walsall, United Kingdom

0530am , at a morning prayer session, Holy Spirit ministered the hymn in my heart, & I m overwhelmed with his love! HALLELUJAH!!!

Simon Malama

Kitwe, Copperbelt, Zambia

He paid it all.... He died my stead.


Praise God

I woke up at 1:46am with this song in my spirit.

I pray for Holy Spirit revelation of this happening. Glory be to God


Hollywood, FL, United States

Excellent, wonderful song of meaning.


Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia

I thought about this song whilst the word was being preached on the resurrection of Jesus.

I asked for a slot to sing "Let the weak day Ism strong" and I sang.

Next sunday I will sing "there was one who was willing.

Loretta Dasilva

Manchester, Connecticut, United States

I woke this morning with this chorus I and had to find the words to the song.

Fay R

Plantation, FL, United States

Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice on my behalf. What love! What love! Thank You Jesus for loving me so much. Help me to show love to others each day!