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251. Beneath the Cross of Jesus

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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 the cross of Jesus
mine eye at times can see
the very dying form of One
who suffered there for me:
and from my stricken heart with tears
two wonders I confess,
the wonders of redeeming love
and my unworthiness.

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 Cecilia Douglas Clephane (1872; Alt. 1990)
Meter: 7.6.8.6.8.6.8.6.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture:
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Death; Abiding in Christ; Christ: Cross of (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. CHRISTOPHER
Composer: Frederick C. Maker (1881)
Meter: 7.6.8.6.8.6.8.6.
Key: C Major



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