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146b. Safety Near the Cross

1 When striving with the hosts of sin,
We oft-times suffer loss,
But if the conquest we would win,
We must keep near the cross.

O, there's safety near the cross,
Yes, there's safety near the cross,
'Mid the direst conflict sin can wage,
There is safety near the cross.

2 In fierce temptation's darkest hour,
When hope seems well nigh lost,
O, then we'll look to Christ the more,
And still keep near the cross. [Chorus]

3 Let worldings trust their hoarded gold,
We count it filth and dross,
In Jesus we have wealth untold,
We glory in his cross. [Chorus]

4 Then let us manfully endure,
Though high the waves may toss,
In hope of rest on Canaan's shore,
We daily bear the cross. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: When striving with the hosts of sin
Title: Safety Near the Cross
Refrain First Line: O, there's safety near the cross
Publication Date: 1874
Tune Information
Name: [When striving with the hosts of sin]
Composer: Mrs. C. G. Allen
Key: A♭ Major

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