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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.


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.


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.


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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