908. Close to Thy Cross, O Christ

1. Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ!
My guilty soul would fly;
Thy flowing blood can wash me white
From sins of crimson dye!

Refrain
Close to Thy cross, close to Thy cross,
Jesus, my Lord, I cling;
Shelter me there, shelter me there,
’Neath Thy protecting wing.

2. Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ!
My burdened soul would go;
There’s sweet relief in Thy warm love
For every grief I know! [Refrain]

3. Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ!
My tempted soul would stand;
No foe can harm, no work o’ertask,
While under Thy kind hand! [Refrain]

4. Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ!
My weary soul would rest;
No wrath, no fear, no shadows there
Disturb my quiet breast! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ
Title: Close to Thy Cross, O Christ
Author: Josephus Anderson (1897)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Close to Thy cross, close to Thy cross
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ]
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick
Incipit: 34345 53544 33223
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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