Saw Ye My Savior?

DESCRIPTION: An account of the death of Jesus. The opening verse states "He died on Calvary, to atone for you and me." The song goes on to mention the darkness on the cross, the earthquake, the pain, and his forgiveness
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Flanders/Olney)
KEYWORDS: dying Jesus religious Easter
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Flanders/Olney, pp. 122-123, "Saw You My Saviour" (sic.) (1 text, 1 tune)
ST FO122 (Partial)
Roud #4679
NOTES [124 words]: "Calvary" -- this name is not used in modern English versions of the New Testament. The King James version used it in Luke 23:33 (from Latin Caluaria)
"Darkness" -- "From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon" (Matt. 27:45 NRSV; cf.Mark 15:33, Luke 23:44)
"The solid rocks were rent" -- "At that moment [when Jesus died]... the earth shook, and the rocks were split" (Matt. 27:51)
"Thus behold my hands and side" -- [Jesus] said to Thomas, 'Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side'" (John 20:27)
"I will forgive them" -- "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing" (Luke 23:34 -- however, most of the oldest and best manuscripts omit this phrase) - RBW
File: FO122

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