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Lead Me To Calvary

For this week’s video, I’ve chosen the hymn “Lead Me To Calvary.” The lyrics were written in 1921 by Jennie E. Hussey, born in 1874 in Henniker, New Hampshire. She began writing poetry as a child, and her first verses were published when she was thirteen. Hussey’s first hymns were published in 1898.

The music was composed by William J. Kirkpatrick. He is known for hymns such as Away In a Manger, ‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus, Blessed Be The Name, and many others. Kirkpatrick passed away in 1921, making this hymn one of the last he composed.

King of my life, I crown Thee now,
Thine shall the glory be;
Lest I forget Thy thorn-crowned brow,
Lead me to Calvary.

Show me the tomb where Thou wast laid,
Tenderly mourned and wept;
Angels in robes of light arrayed
Guarded Thee whilst Thou slept.

Let me like Mary, thru the gloom,
Come with a gift to Thee;
Show to me now the empty tomb,
Lead me to Calvary.

May I be willing, Lord, to bear
Daily my cross for Thee;
Even Thy cup of grief to share,
Thou hast borne all for me.

Lest I forget Gethsemane;
Lest I forget Thine agony;
Lest I forget Thy love for me,
Lead me to Calvary.

Thank you for listening!

2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.

Hebrews 12:2-3

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  1. Art vanDeWater

    Nice hymn. Nicely played.

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