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Twas on the cross the Saviour hung

As on the Cross the Savior Hung
And wept, and bled, and died,
He poured salvation on a wretch
That languished at his side.

The dying thief in Jesus saw
A majesty divine;
While scoffing Jews around him stood,
And ask'd him for a sign!

The kingdom, Lord, is thine, he said;
'Tis thine o'er men to reign:
Thy wondrous works thy lordship prove;
These pains thy love proclaim:

His crimes with inward grief and shame
The penitent confessed
Then turned his dying eyes to Christ,
And thus his prayer addressed:

"Jesus, thou Son and heir of heaven!
Thou spotless Lamb of God!
I see thee bathed in sweat and tears
And welt'ring in thy blood

"Yet quickly from these scenes of woe,
In triumph thou shalt rise--
Burst through the gloomy shades of death,
And shine above the skies.

"Amid the glories of that world,
Dear Saviou, think on me,
and in the vict'ries of thy death
Let me a sharer be."

Honors divine await thee soon,
A sceptre and a crown:
With shame thy foes shall yet behold
Thee seated on a throne.

Then, gracious Lord, remember me!
Is not forgiveness thine?
My crimes have brought me to thy side--
Thy love brought thee to mine!

His prayer the dying Jesus hears,
And instantly replies
"To-day thy parting soul shall be
With me in Paradise."

---Alternative verses---

As on the cross the Saviour hung,
And groan'd, and bled, and died,
He look'd with pity on a wretch
That languish'd by his side.

marker 99
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Dates: 1787
      Bible Refs: Lk 23:39-43;
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1815# 227
      1853# 22
      Name: WINDSOR
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        Dates: 1533,1591
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        11 11 11 11 r 9 9 11 11
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