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Thread #35309   Message #532654
Posted By: wysiwyg
21-Aug-01 - 03:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Calvary
Here is my version, in draft form, for comment and improvement. I think that with this many verses, also, the chorus melody would need to be a little different so it isn't purely repetitious of the verse tune. (I can do that in Noteworthy.)


(Edited and additional verses by Susan O. Hinton)

Take me back to Calvary,
Let me tarry there
Where Jesus gave His life for us,
A mansion to prepare.
Take me right beside the tomb
To pray to God above.
I'll ask forgiveness of my sins
And for His precious love.

I know that Jesus is my friend:
He gave His life for me!
So I shall worship Him in love
For all eternity.

Take me first to Bethlehem
Where he was born a man,
And angels sang to welcome Him
Across the starry span.
Take me to the temple, too
Where He proclaimed the Word;
And let my speech be always true
And righteousness be heard.

Take me to the wedding feast
But let me be the bride;
I want to know my Jesus will be
Always by my side.
Take me to the table laid
With everything that's good;
Beneath His banner made of love,
Just as He's said we could.

Take me to the lonely place
Where Satan tried His heart
And give me Jesus' heart to own
Whenever fear may start.
Take me to Gethsemane,
Let me join Him there;
Where Jesus knelt and prayed for me
All because He cared.

Take me to the Galilee
Where stormy waves went still;
And with His peace I know my soul
Will surely ever fill.
Take me to the blessed mount
Where preached God's only Son,
And let my life forever be
A mirror of that One.

Take me to Jerusalem
Along the way of palms,
Where He fulfilled the prophets' words,
The promise of the Psalms.
Yes take me back to Calvary,
Let me tarry there
Where Jesus gave His life for us,
A mansion to prepare.