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THE CROSS OF CHRIST




Beneath the cross of Jesus
I fain would take my stand,
The shadow of a mighty rock
Within a weary land;
A home within the wilderness,
A rest upon the way,
From the burning of the noontide heat,
And the burden of the day.


O safe and happy shelter!
O refuge tried and sweet!
O trysting place where heaven’s love
And heaven’s justice meet!
As to the holy patriarch
That wondrous dream was given,
So seems my Saviour’s cross to me
A ladder up to heaven.


There lies, beneath its shadow,
But on the farther side,
The darkness of an awful grave
That gapes both deep and wide;
And there between us stands the cross,
Two arms outstretched to save;
Like a watchman set to guard the way
From that eternal grave.


Upon that cross of Jesus
Mine eye at times can see
The very dying form of One
Who suffered there for me;
And from my smitten heart, with tears,
Two wonders I confess—
The wonders of His glorious love,
And my own worthlessness.


I take, O cross, thy shadow,
For my abiding place;
I ask no other sunshine than
The sunshine of His face;
Content to let the world go by,
To know no gain nor loss—
My sinful self my only shame,
My glory all the cross.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 6 8 6 8 6 8 6
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1868,1872
      Bible Refs: Gen 28:12; Pr 14:26; Ez 33:7; Mt 27:55; Mk 15:40; Lk 23:49; Jn 19:25; Rm 3:25; Rm 3:25; Gal 6:14; Heb 12:2;
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. CHRISTOPHER
      Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1881
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 330 No key
        # 39C
        # 20D
        # 309Db
        # 427Db
        # 183Db
        # 345Db
        # 573 No key
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        7 6 8 6 8 6 8 6
        7 6 8 6 8 6 8 6
        7 6 7 6 D
        7 6 8 6 8 6 8 6

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