Day 32

Calvary’s Anthem

from the Jesus, Keep Me Near The Cross reading plan


Ephesians 1:7-8, Ephesians 2:13

BY She Reads Truth

Text: Ephesians 1:7-8, 2:13

As we walk through this season of reflection and repentance together, we want to provide time and space for us as individuals and a community to meditate on God’s Word and bow at His feet in prayer.

Each Saturday during Lent we will read a brief passage of Scripture and a corporate prayer, both carefully chosen for this specific place in our Lenten journey. Sundays will be dedicated to scripture memorization, one of our favorite habits here at She Reads Truth.

We pray you will not only meet with the Savior on these quieter weekend days, but linger there with Him, in prayer and in His Word.

HEAVENLY FATHER,

Thou hast led me singing to the cross
     where I fling down all my burdens
       and see them vanish,
 where my mountains of guilt are levelled
   to a plain,
 where my sins disappear, though they are
   the greatest that exist,
 and are more in number than the grains
   of fine sand;

For there is power in the blood of Calvary
 to destroy sins more than can be counted
   even by one from the choir of heaven.
Thou hast given me a hill-side spring
 that washes clear and white,
   and I go as a sinner to its waters,
     bathing without hindrance
       in its crystal streams.
At the cross there is free forgiveness
   for poor and meek ones,
 and ample blessings that last for ever;
The blood of the Lamb is like a great river
   of infinite grace
 with never any diminishing of its fullness
 as thirsty ones without number drink of it.

O Lord, for ever will thy free forgiveness live
 that was gained on the mount of blood;
In the midst of a world of pain
 it is a subject for praise in every place,
   a song on earth, an anthem in heaven,
     its love and virtue knowing no end.
I have a longing for the world above
 where multitudes sing the great song,
 for my soul was never created to love
   the dust of earth.
Though here my spiritual state is frail and poor,
 I shall go on singing Calvary’s anthem.
May I always know
 that a clean heart full of goodness
   is more beautiful than the lily,
 that only a clean heart can sing by night
   and by day,
 that such a heart is mine when I abide
   at Calvary.

– “Calvary’s Anthem”, from The Valley of Vision

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48 thoughts on "Calvary’s Anthem"

  1. Steph says:

    Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

  2. Erin says:

    “For my soul was never created to love the dust of the earth.” Wow such a deep reminder

  3. Antimony says:

    “For there is power in the blood of Calvary
 to destroy sins more than can be counted”. What a promise.

    1. Kasey Tuggle says:

      Love that line!! The power of God is exceedingly abundantly beyond anything we could imagine!!! Ephesians 3:20-21 and that mighty power is inside of us!! Wow!

  4. Donna says:

    I’m glad you found it Cindy T. I’ll be honest , it has kept me sane today. My little 16yr old dog passed away yesterday and then I had a big argument with my daughter and felt like crawling up in a ball and staying away from church today because I just couldn’t manage to pretend I’m ok to everyone but then I read my daily SRT and remembered it’s ok to be not ok or I wouldn’t need Jesus. He died for my sins so I could lay my burdens at his feet on the cross not so I can pretend to have it all together SO I’m going to church now to be with my church family, who I NEED to surround me before I slide into depression that will rob me of joy and hope. Thank God we have this community of godly women here at SRT.

    1. Cindy T. says:

      Thanks very much Donna. I am very sorry for the loss of your little dog. It’s like losing a family member. Glad you’re going to church :) and I agree that this community is a true blessing.

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