Was it for me, the nails, the spear,
The cruel thorns, the mocking jeer,
That rugged cross, ‘twixt earth and sky-
Was it for me He came to die?
He loved me so! He loved me so!
Dark Calvary He chose to know,
To vanquish sin and death and woe;
‘Twas all because He loved me so.
Was it for me, that opened tomb,
Dispelling fear and death and gloom?
So vast a truth proclaims to me
That I through Him can victor be.
Yes, all for me-the cross, the grave,
A risen Lord with power to save!
My joyful heart is filled with praise
As songs of happiness I raise.