The heart that was broken for me

There came from the skies in the days long ago

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Tune: [There came from the skies in the days long ago]
Published in 30 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 There came from the skies in the days long ago,
The Lord with a message of love;
The world know Him not; He was treated with scorn—
This wonderful gift from above.

They crowned Him with thorns,
He was beaten with stripes,
He was smitten and nailed to the tree;
But the pain in His heart was the hardest to bear,
The heart that was broken for me.

2 He came to His own—to the ones that He loved—
The sheep that had wandered a stray;
They heard not His voice; but the Friend of mankind
Was hated and driven away.

They crowned Him with thorns,
He was beaten with stripes,
He was smitten and nailed to the tree;
But the pain in His heart was the hardest to bear,
The heart that was broken for me.

3 The birds have their nest, and the foxes have holes,
But He had no place for His head;
A pallet of stone on the cold mountainside,
Was all that He had for His bed.

They crowned Him with thorns,
He was beaten with stripes,
He was smitten and nailed to the tree;
But the pain in His heart was the hardest to bear,
The heart that was broken for me.

4 I cannot reject such a Saviour as He;
Dishonor and wound Him again;
I'll go to His feet and repent of my sin,
Be willing to suffer the pain.

I'll take up my cross, I will walk by His side,
For the pathway of duty I see;
I will follow my Lord and abide in His heart,
The heart that was broken for me.

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #43

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 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: There came from the skies in the days long ago
Title: The heart that was broken for me
Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Refrain First Line: They crowned Him with thorns

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 30 of 30)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Calvary Hymns #d224
Christian Joy #d100
Cornelius' Gospel Songs #d199
Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 2 #d209
Divine Praise #d145
Familiar Songs of the Gospel No. 2 #d55
Favorites Number 3: A Collection of Gospel Songs #29
Glad Tidings in Song #d79
Glad Tidings in Song #43TextAudioPage Scan
Glory Gleams #d225
Gospel Melodies: A Collection of Choice Gospel Songs and Hymsn #27Page Scan
Gospel Rays #d236
His Praise #15Page Scan
Home Gospel Songs #d207
Home Gospel Songs No. 2 #d177
Hymns of Grace: a Choice Collection of Hymns Honoring and Promoting the Reigning Grace of God #d421
Hymns of the Living Gospel No. 1 #d123
Magnificat: a Hymnal for Sunday Schools #d173
Pilgrim's Hymnal, a Book of Choice Songs for the Home and All the Services of the Churches #d197
Praise Him #d256
Revival Gems: a small book with a big mission #13Page Scan
Select Songs of Praise for Evangelistic Services, Church and Sunday School #d114
Signal Bells #d120
Songs for Service #d243
Songs of the Blessed Hope #d205
Songs of the Cross #d232
Spiritual hymns of worship #d445
Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d554
The Complete Church Hymnal #d276
The Victor #d119



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