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Words by William R. Newell (1868-1956), 1895.Tune: CALVARY by Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919), 1895.Key signature: C major (no sharps or flats)Meter: 126.96.36.199. with RefrainPublic DomainChords are available in the PDF and in small-print modes.1. Years I spent in vanity and pride, Caring not my Lord was crucified, Knowing not it was for me He died On Calvary.Chorus: Mercy there was great, and grace was free; Pardon there was multiplied to me; There my burdened soul found liberty At Calvary.2. 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.3. Now I’ve giv’n to Jesus ev’rything, Now I gladly own Him as my King, Now my raptured soul can only sing Of Calvary.4. O the love that drew salvation’s plan! O the grace that brought it down to man! O the mighty gulf that God did span At Calvary!