It was for me (Sally DeFord)

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Editor: Sally DeFord (submitted 2000-07-02).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 93 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: It Was for Me
Composer: Sally DeFord

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SacredAnthemSacred song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

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Original text and translations

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To the silent garden came Jesus with his disciples
To the garden of Gethsemane
Said he then
Sit ye here
Yonder will I go to pray
Tarry here and watch with me one hour.

In dark Gethsemane, there prayed the Son of God
Who said, "Thy will be done," and dared receive the bitter cup
And he, the sinless One, suffered all for sinful man
And his grief and pain
It was for me
In dark Gethsemane.

Said he then
The hour is come
He is near who betrayeth me into the sinners' hands
Crowned with thorns
Left alone and forsaken
Left alone the heavy cross he bore.

Along the weary road, the way to Calvary
There walked the Lord of all
By death to heal the wounded heart and save the anguished soul
For the love of man to die
And the cross he bore
It was for me
The cross of Calvary.

In dark Gethsemane
The cross at Calvary
There won the Lord of all the victory o'er death and hell
Transgression's captive freed by the sacrifice of love
And the price he paid so willingly
It was for me.

It was for me.