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Though you may have climbed McKinley,

Or even an Alpine top,

If you haven’t been to Calvary,

You can’t afford to stop.

                – eab, Nov. ‘73

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Bethlehem – Calvary

Calvary – the most

 

         lavish Gift of the Universe.

 

Better to be ignorant of It

 

Than to ignore It.

 

                – eab, 11/20/09

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I hear Thy welcome voice
That calls me, Lord, to Thee,
For cleansing in Thy precious blood
That flowed on Calvary.

Refrain

I am coming Lord!
Coming now to Thee!
Wash me, cleanse me in the blood
That flowed on Calvary!

2. Though coming weak and vile,
Thou dost my strength assure;
Thou dost my vileness fully cleanse,
Till spotless all, and pure.

3. ’Tis Jesus calls me on
To perfect faith and love,
To perfect hope and peace and trust,
For earth and Heav’n above.

4. ’Tis Jesus Who confirms
The blessèd work within,
By adding grace to welcomed grace,
Where reigned the power of sin.

5. And He the witness gives
To loyal hearts and free
That every promise is fulfilled,
If faith but brings the plea.

6. All hail! atoning blood!
All hail! redeeming grace!
All hail! the gift of Christ our Lord,
Our Strength and Righteousness.

Lewis Hartsough was born this date, 8/31/1828 at Ithaca, NY.  He was a Methodist who graduated from Cazenovia Seminary (1852) and pastored churches in the Oneida Conference.  He requested transfer to the West, was appointed to the Utah Mission and later was pre­sid­ing el­der of the Wy­om­ing Dis­trict.  “I Am Coming, Lord” Sankey wrote “The words and mu­sic of this beau­ti­ful hymn were first pub­lished in a month­ly, en­ti­tled, Guide to Ho­li­ness, a co­py of which was sent to me in Eng­land.”  Hartsough died 1/1/1919 at Mount Ver­non, IA.

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Christ the Savior came from Heaven’s glory,
To redeem the lost from sin and shame;
On His brow He wore the thorn-crown glory,
And upon Calvary He took my blame.

Refrain

He lives on high, He lives on high,
Triumphant over sin and all its stain;
He lives on high, He lives on high,
Some day He’s coming again.

2.

He arose from death and all its sorrow,
To dwell in that land of joy and love;
He is coming back some glad tomorrow,
And He’ll take all His children home above.

3.

Weary soul, to Jesus come confessing,
Redemption from sin He offers thee;
Look to Jesus and receive a blessing,
There is life, there is joy and victory!

 

Baylus Benjamin (B. B. ) McKinney was born this date 7/22/1886 in Heflin, Louisiana. He attended and later taught at South­west­ern Bap­tist Sem­in­a­ry in Ft. Worth, Tex­as.

B. B. composed music and words to some 150 songs.  Among those are “Let Go and Let God” “Lord, Lay Some Soul upon My Heart” and “’Neath the Old Olive Trees.” He was the first editor of The Church Musician, a Southern Baptist publication.  He died in a car crash 9/7/1952 at Bry­son Ci­ty, North Car­o­li­na.

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Some people are TOO Sophisticated for Calvary

                                       TOO Smooth for the Cross

                                                 TOO Selfish to own Christ    – eab, 5/76

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