From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (Psa 61:2) What a beautiful verse this is! Sometimes the trials of life require us to look up unto the hills from whence cometh our help (Psalm 121). Each time we look to that Rock that is higher than we are, we are assured that the Lord will be there, ready to meet our needs.

At the hour I was saved, I did not know the meaning of Calvary and all that it involved. I merely knew I was a sinner in need of a Saviour and Jesus Christ was that Saviour. It did not take much time in the Scriptures to discover exactly what my Saviour went through to pay the price for my sin debt! Today’s hymn leads us to Calvary and shows the heart of its author, Jennie Hussey.

Jennie Evelyn Hussey was born on February 8, 1874, in Henniker, New Hampshire. She lived most of her life in New Hampshire where she died on September 5, 1958. She was born and raised a Quaker and began to write poetry when she was young. In my readings about Jennie, I found very little about her life. There is no indication that she ever married. She died while living in a home for the aged. Today’s hymn was written in 1921 and first appeared in “New Songs of Praise and Power.” Although some of my beliefs are different from those of the Quakers, I enjoy this beautiful hymn because it revolves around the Cross of Calvary and what my Blessed Saviour went through for me! If it were not for His shed blood on Calvary, where would we be? If it were not for His resurrection, where would we be? Praise the Lord – He has risen!!!

Lead Me to Calvary
Jennie E. Hussey

King of my life, I crown Thee now,
Thine shall the glory be;
Lest I forget Thy thorn crowned brow,
Lead me to Calvary.

Refrain

Lest I forget Gethsemane,
Lest I forget Thine agony;
Lest I forget Thy love for me,
Lead me to Calvary.

Show me the tomb where Thou wast laid,
Tenderly mourned and wept;
Angels in robes of light arrayed
Guarded Thee whilst Thou slept.

Refrain

Let me like Mary, through the gloom,
Come with a gift to Thee;
Show to me now the empty tomb,
Lead me to Calvary.

Refrain

May I be willing, Lord, to bear
Daily my cross for Thee;
Even Thy cup of grief to share,
Thou hast borne all for me.

Refrain

I cannot lose my salvation because it revolves around Calvary and the free gift (see Galatians 5)! Christ died once for all. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (Heb 10:10) I am born of the flesh once. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? (Joh 3:4) I am born again once. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (Joh 3:6) The word of God says in Eph. 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (8 ) Not of works, lest any man should boast. (9)”

If I could lose my salvation and get saved over and over again, then my salvation would be based on my works, not the blood of Christ. It is no longer a free gift. Because we are a new creature in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17), we no longer are born of corruptible seed. We are born again of the incorruptible seed. Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. (1 Pe 1:23) If we could lose our salvation, then this seed would be incorruptible and that is not what the Word says. Praise be to God!

So with the confidence of always being a child of the King, I can boldly go to that Rock which is higher than I and look unto those hills from whence cometh my help. My trip to Calvary was made once but I continually go there in my heart to meditate on what the Lord Jesus Christ went through for me!

With a deeper understanding of His suffering, I can carry my own cross of trials. And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. (Luk 9:23) These trials and burdens I am called to bear will draw me closer to Him and will allow me opportunities to minister to others who are going through the same thing. We are to be “Jesus with skin on” to a world that is blind to spiritual matters. We may be the only Bible that some people will ever see. Let our words and our actions take the unbeliever to Calvary!

14 Comments

  1. It is so hard at times to thank God for the burdens and trials we go through. I’m going through one right now that is testing me tremendously in this area. When a person attacks family members and especially my children that is treading on some very precious ground. It is very hard to thank God for those times…but with the Lord’s help I’m determined to do so.

  2. It is so hard at times to thank God for the burdens and trials we go through. I’m going through one right now that is testing me tremendously in this area. When a person attacks family members and especially my children that is treading on some very precious ground. It is very hard to thank God for those times…but with the Lord’s help I’m determined to do so.

  3. It is so hard at times to thank God for the burdens and trials we go through. I’m going through one right now that is testing me tremendously in this area. When a person attacks family members and especially my children that is treading on some very precious ground. It is very hard to thank God for those times…but with the Lord’s help I’m determined to do so.

  4. It is so hard at times to thank God for the burdens and trials we go through. I’m going through one right now that is testing me tremendously in this area. When a person attacks family members and especially my children that is treading on some very precious ground. It is very hard to thank God for those times…but with the Lord’s help I’m determined to do so.

  5. It is so hard at times to thank God for the burdens and trials we go through. I’m going through one right now that is testing me tremendously in this area. When a person attacks family members and especially my children that is treading on some very precious ground. It is very hard to thank God for those times…but with the Lord’s help I’m determined to do so.

  6. It is so hard at times to thank God for the burdens and trials we go through. I’m going through one right now that is testing me tremendously in this area. When a person attacks family members and especially my children that is treading on some very precious ground. It is very hard to thank God for those times…but with the Lord’s help I’m determined to do so.

  7. It is so hard at times to thank God for the burdens and trials we go through. I’m going through one right now that is testing me tremendously in this area. When a person attacks family members and especially my children that is treading on some very precious ground. It is very hard to thank God for those times…but with the Lord’s help I’m determined to do so.

  8. It is so hard at times to thank God for the burdens and trials we go through. I’m going through one right now that is testing me tremendously in this area. When a person attacks family members and especially my children that is treading on some very precious ground. It is very hard to thank God for those times…but with the Lord’s help I’m determined to do so.

  9. It is so hard at times to thank God for the burdens and trials we go through. I’m going through one right now that is testing me tremendously in this area. When a person attacks family members and especially my children that is treading on some very precious ground. It is very hard to thank God for those times…but with the Lord’s help I’m determined to do so.

  10. It is so hard at times to thank God for the burdens and trials we go through. I’m going through one right now that is testing me tremendously in this area. When a person attacks family members and especially my children that is treading on some very precious ground. It is very hard to thank God for those times…but with the Lord’s help I’m determined to do so.

  11. It is so hard at times to thank God for the burdens and trials we go through. I’m going through one right now that is testing me tremendously in this area. When a person attacks family members and especially my children that is treading on some very precious ground. It is very hard to thank God for those times…but with the Lord’s help I’m determined to do so.

  12. It is so hard at times to thank God for the burdens and trials we go through. I’m going through one right now that is testing me tremendously in this area. When a person attacks family members and especially my children that is treading on some very precious ground. It is very hard to thank God for those times…but with the Lord’s help I’m determined to do so.

  13. It is so hard at times to thank God for the burdens and trials we go through. I’m going through one right now that is testing me tremendously in this area. When a person attacks family members and especially my children that is treading on some very precious ground. It is very hard to thank God for those times…but with the Lord’s help I’m determined to do so.

  14. It is so hard at times to thank God for the burdens and trials we go through. I’m going through one right now that is testing me tremendously in this area. When a person attacks family members and especially my children that is treading on some very precious ground. It is very hard to thank God for those times…but with the Lord’s help I’m determined to do so.

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