Sunday, July 10, 2011

Calvary Covers It All

The hymn this Sunday is one that was on my husband's heart. We have been praying for someone who is struggling mightily, and the words Mrs. Walter G. Taylor penned over one hundred years ago give perfect expression to those prayers.

Unfortunately I couldn't find any biographical information on this dear lady. We were disappointed. It seemed to us there must have been an amazing story connected to such inspired writing. On the other hand, perhaps it is a story common to all of us:

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.

chorus:
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 every-more;
And my heart bowed in shame as I called on His name,
And Calvary covers it all.

Chorus

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

Chorus

How blessed the thought, that my soul by Him bought,
Shall be His in the glory on high;
Where with gladness and song I'll be one of the throng,
And Calvary covers it all.

Chorus

4 comments:

  1. "How matchless the grace ..."

    Thank you, Linda, for bringing these hymns to us. Many of them are new to me.

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  2. ... told His mercy and love every-more. How beautiful! Thank you for sharing these precious words with us Linda. :)

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  3. I don't know this one but it has wonderful words. I'll see if it's in our song book and try to play it on the piano; that's how I learn new ones.

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  4. Perhaps as you've suggested she simply wrote what is in the hearts of many of us. But I'd still love to know more about her.
    I'm not familiar with this one, but it touched me with its simple and true message: Calvary carries it all. Indeed it does.

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