Down at the cross where my Saviour died

Down at the cross where my Savior died. Elisha Hoffman* (1839-1929). First published in Spiritual Songs, for Gospel Meetings and the Sunday School (Cleveland, Ohio, 1878), compiled by Hoffman and J.H. Tenney, and in Joy to the World (Cincinnati, 1878) with a tune by John R. Sweney*. It was entitled ‘Down at the cross’, with a note ‘From Dew of Hermon by permission’. This must refer to The Dew of Hermon, by Martha Ann Daniel, first published at Newburyport in 1856, and republished as Golden Moments, and, Dew of Hermon (Cambridge, Mass.: Riverside Press, 1875), but the exact source of ‘Down at the cross’ has not been identified. Each verse ends ‘Glory, glory, glory to his name’, and the...

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