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LOOKING AT THE CROSS




In evil long I took delight,
Unawed by shame or fear,
Till a new object struck my sight,
And stopped my wild career.


I saw One hanging on a tree,
In agony and blood,
Who fixed His languid eyes on me,
As near His cross I stood.


Sure, never to my latest breath,
Can I forget that look;
It seemed to charge me with His death,
Though not a word He spoke.


My conscience felt and owned the guilt,
And plunged me in despair,
I saw my sins His blood had spilt,
And helped to nail Him there.


Alas! I knew not what I did,
But now my tears are vain;
Where shall my trembling soul be hid?
For I the LORD have slain.


A second look He gave, which said,
I freely all forgive;
This blood is for thy ransom paid;
I die that thou mayst live.


Thus, while His death my sin displays
In all its blackest hue,
Such is the mystery of grace,
It seals my pardon too.


With pleasing grief and mournful joy,
My spirit now is filled;
That I should such a life destroy,
Yet live by him I killed.


---Alternative verses---


I saw One hanging on a tree,
In agonies and blood,
Who fixed His languid eyes on me,
As near His cross I stood.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1779
      Bible Refs: Ps 51:4;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1899# 312
      MUSIC
      Name: MARTYRDOM
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1800, c1885
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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