508b. In the Cross of Christ I glory

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

2 When the woes of life o'ertake me,
Hopes deceive, and fears annoy,
Never shall the Cross forsake me;
Lo! it glows with peace and joy.

3 When the sun of bliss is beaming
Light and love upon my way,
From the Cross the radiance streaming
Adds new lustre to the day.

4 Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
By the Cross are sanctified:
Peace is there that knows no measure,
Joys that through all time abide.

Text Information
First Line: In the Cross of Christ I glory
Author: Sir John Bowring (1825)
Meter: 8s. 7s. No. 5
Publication Date: 1908
Topic: Christian Life and Hope: The Walk of Godliness: Cross and Consolation; Twelfth Sunday after Trinity; Fifth Sunday in Lent
Tune Information
Meter: 8s. 7s. No. 5
Key: B♭ Major

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