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126. Beneath the Cross of Jesus

1 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.

2 Upon the 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,
These wonders I confess, -
The wonder of His glorious love,
And my own worthlessness.

3 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 or loss,
My sinful self my only shame,
My glory all the cross.

Text Information
First Line: Beneath the cross of Jesus
Title: Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Author: Elizabeth C. Clephane (1872)
Publication Date: 1918
Topic: The Christian Life: Faith and Justification; Passion and Easter; Call and Repentance (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. CHRISTOPHER
Composer: Frederick C. Maker (1881)
Key: D♭ Major



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