387. Drawn to the Cross

1 Drawn to the cross, which you have blessed
With healing gifts for souls distressed,
To find in you my life, my rest,
Christ crucified, I come.

2 How well you know my griefs and fears,
Your grace abused, my misspent years;
So now to you with contrite tears,
Christ crucified, I come.

3 Wash me and take away each stain;
Let nothing of my sin remain.
For cleansing through your cross and pain,
Christ crucified, I come.

4 To pledge my labor willingly,
Which shall so sweet a service be
That angels well might envy me,
Christ crucified, I come.

Text Information
First Line: Drawn to the cross, which you have blessed
Title: Drawn to the Cross
Author: Genevieve M. Irons, 1855-1928 (alt.)
Meter: 888 6
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Justification
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Barnby, 1838-96
Meter: 888 6
Key: G Major
Copyright: Setting: © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship. Reprinted by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

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