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Hymspirational Moment #4

"I SEE A CRIMSON STREAM OF BLOOD"
Verse 1 On Calvary's hill of sorrow Where sin’s demands were paid, And rays of hope for tomorrow Across our path were laid.
Chorus I see a crimson stream of blood, It flows from Calvary, Its waves which reach the throne of God, Are sweeping over me.
Verse 2 Today no condemnation Abides to turn away My soul from His salvation, He’s in my heart to stay.
Verse 3 When gloom and sadness whisper, “You’ve sinned—no use to pray,” I look away to Jesus, And He tells me to say:
Verse 4 And when we reach the portal Where life forever reigns, The ransomed hosts’ grand final Will be this glad refrain.
When Bishop Garfield Thomas (G.T.) Haywood penned the words to "I See A Crimson Stream Of Blood," it was after a time of extended prayer and fasting in 1920.  As the story goes, Bishop Haywood walked to the pulpit of Christ Temple in Indianapolis and, without benefit of musical accompaniment, lifted his voice and began to sing:  "On Calvary's hill of sorrow wh…