On Calvary’s brow my Savior died,
T’was there my Lord was crucified:
T’was on the cross He bled for me,
And purchased there my pardon free.
‘Mid rending rocks and darkening skies,
My Savior bows His head and dies;
The opening veil reveals the way
To heaven’s joys and endless day.
O Jesus Lord how can it be
That thou should’st give Thy life for me,
To bear the cross and agony,
In that dread hour on Calvary!
O Calvary! dark Calvary!
Where Jesus shed HIs blood for me,
O Calvary! blest Calvary
T’was there my Savior died for me.
– W.M’K Darwood (c. 1835-1914)