At our last Friday Family Night, we sang “At Calvary”. It really went well with the message, as it was a testimony from someone at the Chapel. This hymn is structured like a Christian testimony. Verse one tells of one’s life before Christ; verse two is his conversion to Christ; verse three is his new life; and verse four is praising God about it.
Words by William B. Newell & music by Daniel B. Towner
1. Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died
Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty
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
3. Now I’ve giv’n to Jesus everything,
Now I gladly own Him as my King,
Now my raptured soul can only sing
4. Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!
Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span