Sunday, March 1, 2009

Hymn of the Week: Calvary Covers It All

There remain six weeks until Easter, but any time of year is a good time to remember the cross upon which Jesus Christ died. The themes of this song are simple: Christ died for my sin on Calvary; His sacrifice was complete; My response must be to fall at His feet in repentance and gratitude.

The words and music, still copyrighted, are attributed to Ethel R. Taylor.

Calvary Covers It All

Far dearer than all that the world can impart
Was the message that came to my heart;
How that Jesus alone for my sin did atone,
And Calvary covers it all.

Calvary covers it all,
My past with its sin and stain;
My guilt and despair
Jesus took on Him there,
And Calvary covers it all.

The stripes that He bore and the thorns that He wore
Told His mercy and love evermore;
And my heart bowed in shame as I called on His name,
And Calvary covers it all.


How matchless the grace, when I looked on the face
Of this Jesus, my crucified Lord;
My redemption complete I then found at His feet,
And Calvary covers it all.


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