75. Beneath the Cross of Jesus

1 Beneath the cross of Jesus
I fain would take my stand,
The shadow of a mighty Rock
Within a weary land,
A home within the wilderness,
A rest upon the way,
From the burning of the noon-tide heat,
And the burden of the day.

2 Upon that cross of Jesus
Mine eye at times can see
The very dying form of One
Who suffered there for me;
And from my smitten heart with tears,
Two wonders I confess, -
The wonders of His glorious love
And my own worthlessness.

3 I take, O cross, thy shadow
For my abiding-place;
I ask no other sunshine than
The sunshine of His face;
Content to let the world go by,
To know no gain nor loss,
My sinful self my only shame,
My glory all the cross!


Text Information
First Line: Beneath the cross of Jesus
Title: Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Author: Elizabeth C. Clephane (1868)
Publication Date: 1929
Meter: P. M.
Topic: Jesus Christ: Cross
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick C. Maker (1881)
Meter: P. M.
Incipit: 55546 53123 44351
Key: Dâ™­ Major

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