Salvation's river

Down at the cross on Calvary's mountain

Author: Russell Kelso Carter
Tune: [Way down upon the Swanee river]
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 Down at the cross, on Calvary’s mountain,
Where mercies flow,
I plung’d in the redeeming fountain,
Washed whiter than the snow.
When nothing in the whole creation
Could purchase peace,
My Saviour brought His free salvation,
Gave me complete release.

Brothers, wont you hear the story?
See the fountain flow!
Oh, glory in the highest, glory!
Jesus saves me, this I know.

2 When lost in sin, my all I squandered,
Far from the fold;
My Saviour sought me where I wandered,
Gave me His wealth untold.
All bonds of sin and Satan rending,
Christ made me whole;
I’ll ne’er forget that joy transcending,
When Jesus sav’d my soul. [Refrain]

3 All round my way the sun is shining,
Darkness has fled;
On Jesus’ breast I am reclining,
Daily by Him I’m fed.
My Lord has cast His robe around me,
No more I’ll roam;
The Shepherd of the sheep has found me,
Jesus has brought me home. [Refrain]

Source: Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #53

Author: Russell Kelso Carter

Russel Kelso Carter was a professor in the Pennsylvania Military College of Chester. While there he was licensed to preach by the Methodist Episcopal Church. He became very active in leading camp meetings and revivals. After failing health forced him to abandon this work, he studied and became a medical doctor as well as a writer. He wrote novels as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Down at the cross on Calvary's mountain
Title: Salvation's river
Author: Russell Kelso Carter
Refrain First Line: Brothers, won't you hear the story



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