Christ My Song - 779
To Calvary, Lord, in spirit now - Calvary and the kingdom
(Sir Edward Denny/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Calvary and the kingdom.
"Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it." (Canticle of Canticles 8,7)
2. Sweet resting-place of every heart
that feels the plague of sin,
yet knows that deep mysterious joy,
the peace of God within.
3. There, through thine hour of deepest woe,
thy suffering spirit passed;
grace there its wondrous victory gained,
and love endured its last.
4. Dear suffering Lamb! thy bleeding wounds,
with cords of love divine,
have drawn our willing hearts to thee,
and linked our life with thine.
5. Thy sympathies and hopes are ours;
dear Lord! we wait to see
creation, all – below, above,
redeemed and blessed by thee.
6. Our longing eyes would fain behold
that bright and blessed brow,
once wrung with bitterest anguish, wear
its crown of glory now.
7. Why linger then? Come, Saviour, come
responsive to our call;
come, claim thine ancient power, and reign,
the Heir and Lord of all.
Sir Edward Denny, Hymns and Poems, 1870, 33-34.