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: 18.104.22.168. with Refrain
Chords 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!