At Calvary

William R. Newell was the author of the hymn At Calvary. He was A rebellious teenager and his father did not know what to do with his son who was so wayward.
In desperation he contacted the president of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, begging that William would be allowed to attend. The president was hesitant to allow him to be enrolled but finally decided that if William would meet with him everyday and study diligently he would be accepted into the college.
William stumbled may times but his Father’s prayers, the college president’s commitment and faith in Jesus resulted in a changed life in William. He wrote the hymn At Calvary in poetry form as a testimony of his life.
William R. Newell (1868-1956) is remembered fondly as a pastor, evangelist, Bible teacher, author, conference speaker and writer. And he is remembered as a humble man who recognized that it was only by the grace of God that he was able to accomplish so many things.

At Calvary
Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died on Calvary.
Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty at Calvary.
By God’s Word at last my sin I learned;
Then I trembled at the law I’d spurned,
Till my guilty soul imploring turned to Calvary.
Now I’ve given to Jesus everything,
Now I gladly own Him as my King,
Now my raptured soul can only sing of Calvary!
Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!
Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span at Calvary!

And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him. Luke 23:33

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