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Born to Die
Words and Music by Ron Hamilton
© by Majesty Music, Inc.
All rights reserved.  Used by permission.

Matthew 1:21
"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS:
for he shall save his people from their sins."

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            On the night Christ was born
            Just before the break of morn,
            As the stars in the sky were fading,
            O'er the place where He lay,
            Fell a shadow cold and gray
            Of a cross that would humble a King.

              Chorus
              Born to die upon Calv'ry,
              Jesus suffered my sin to forgive;
              Born to die upon Calv'ry,
              He was wounded that I might live.

            Jesus knew when He came
            He would suffer in shame,
            He could feel ev'ry pain and sorrow.
            But He left Paradise,
            With His blood He paid the price -
            My redemption to Jesus I owe.

              Chorus
              Born to die upon Calv'ry,
              Jesus suffered my sin to forgive;
              Born to die upon Calv'ry,
              He was wounded that I might live.

            From His throne Jesus came,
            Laid aside Heaven's fame
            In exchange for the cross of Calv'ry;
            For my gain suffered loss,
            For my sin He bore the cross -
            He was wounded and I was set free.

              Chorus
              Born to die upon Calv'ry,
              Jesus suffered my sin to forgive;
              Born to die upon Calv'ry,
              He was wounded that I might live.

            Dearest Lord, evermore
            May Thy cross I adore
            As I follow the path to Calv'ry;
            Of Thy death I partake,
            My ambition I forsake -
            All my will I surrender to Thee.

              Chorus
              Born to die upon Calv'ry,
              Jesus suffered my sin to forgive;
              Born to die upon Calv'ry,
              He was wounded that I might live.


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