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Calvary Covers It All

Today’s video features a hymn favorite of many, “Calvary Covers It All.” The lyrics and music were written by Ethelwyn Robinson Taylor in 1934 during the years when she and her husband Walter Grand Taylor served as directors of the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, Illinois. The week following Palm Sunday leading up to and including Easter Sunday (or better, Resurrection Sunday) is a time when Christian believers focus on Christ’s death, burial and resurrection, and the lyrics of today’s hymn do just that.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

(Isaiah 53:5-6)

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