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279. In the Cross of Christ

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

2 When the woes of life overtake 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 our way,
From the cross the radiance streaming
Adds more luster to the day.

4 Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
By the cross are sanctified;
Peace is there that knows no measure,
Joys that thro' all time abide.

Text Information
First Line: In the cross of Christ I glory
Title: In the Cross of Christ
Author: John Bowring
Publication Date: 1960
Topic: Christ; Cross; Opening (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [In the cross of Christ I glory]
Composer: Ithamar Conkey
Key: C Major



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