FROM CALVARY A CRY WAS HEARD
Scripture: Matthew 27:46
Time Signature: 2/2
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
Verse 1: From Calvary a cry was heard A bitter and heartrending cry: Our Savior’s ev’ry mournful word Spoke of His soul’s deep agony.
Verse 2: A horror of great darkness fell On Christ, the spotless holy One! And all the swarming hosts of hell Conspired to tempt God’s only Son.
Verse 3: The scourge, the thorns, the deep disgrace These Thou couldst bear, nor once repine; But when Jehovah veiled His face, sharp, overwhelming pangs were Thine.
Verse 4: Lord! on Your cross I fix my eyes; If e’er I lose its strong control, O! let that dying, piercing cry, Melt and reclaim my wand’ring soul.
Verse 5: Lord! on Thy cross I fix mine eye; If e’er I lose its strong control, O! let that dying, piercing cry, Melt and reclaim my wand’ring soul.