There is a dear and hallowed spot

Author: Mrs. Taylor
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 There is a dear and hallowed spot
Oft present to my eye;
By saints it ne'er can be forgot;
That place is Calvary.

2 Oh, what a scene was there displayed
Of love and agony,
When our Redeemer bowed His head
And died on Calvary!

3 When fainting under guilt's dread load,
Unto the cross I'll fly;
And trust the merit of that blood
Which flowed at Calvary.

4 Whene'er I feel temptation's power,
On Jesus I'll rely;
And, in the sharp, conflicting hour,
Repair to Calvary.

5 When seated at the feast of love,
Then will I fix mine eye
On Him who intercedes above,
Who bled on Calvary.

6 When the dark scene of death, the last
Momentous hour, draws nigh,
Then, with my dying eyes, I'll cast
A look on Calvary.


Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #246

Author: Mrs. Taylor

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First Line: There is a dear and hallowed spot
Title: Calvary
Author: Mrs. Taylor
Refrain First Line: That place is Calvary


There is a [dear and] sacred, hallowed spot. [Good Friday.] This hymn on Calvary appeared in the Youth's Magazine, 1812, p. 103, with the signature Anne. In his Notes to the Scottish Presbyterian Hymnal of 1876, Mr. Thin says that the author was Ann Martin, wife of Isaac Taylor, senr., of Ongar, b. 1758, d. 1830. We have failed to gain a corroboration of this statement from the Taylor family.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #238TextPage Scan
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #246TextPage Scan
Celestial Showers No. 1, a collection of gospel songs used in Rev. I. Toliver's Meetings #124Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #186Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools #257Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #279Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1080
Hymns New and Old, No. 2: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #70Page Scan
Hymns New and Old, Revised #d203
Hymns of Assurance, Containing 50 New Gospel Songs #d108
Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d219
Songs of the Peacemaker: a collection of sacred songs and hymns for use in all services of the church, Sunday-school, home circle, and all kinds of evangelistic work #127Page Scan
Songs of the Savior's Love #d197
Spiritual Songs No. 2 #d115
Sunday School Chimes #d127
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d865
The Anniversaary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d171
The Bible Hymn Book #d241
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #148aPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1043
The Sabbath School Bell: a new collection of choice hymns and tunes, original and standard; carefully and simply arranged as solos, duets, trios, semi-choruses and choruses, and for organ..(Enl. Ed) #80dPage Scan
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #325Page Scan
The Westminster Collection of Sabbath School Hymns and Tunes #d106