96. In the Cross of Christ We Glory

1 In the cross of Christ we glory,
Towering o'er the wrecks of time;
All the light of sacred story
Gathers 'round its head sublime.

'Tis the cross of our salvation,
May we love it more and more,
And, with heavenly exultation,
Sing its glories o'er and o'er.

2 When the woes of life o'ertake us,
Hopes deceive, and fears annoy,
Never shall the cross forsake us;
Lo! it glows with peace and joy. [Refrain]

3 Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
By the cross are sanctified;
Peace is there that knows no measure,
Joys that through all time abide. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: In the cross of Christ we glory
Title: In the Cross of Christ We Glory
Author: Sir John Bowring
Publication Date: 1883
Refrain First Line: 'Tis the cross of our salvation
Tune Information
Name: [In the cross of Christ we glory] (Cole)
Composer: G. M. Cole

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