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628. The Cross

1 Oh, the cross! the precious cross!
’Twas there I counted all but loss;
’Twas there I gave my heart to God,
’Twas there He washed me in His blood,
And spake the words, “Thy sins forgiv’n,”
And filled my soul with peace from heav’n.

2 Oh, the cross! the precious cross!
The only way for sinners lost,
The only way that we can gain
An entrance to this heav’nly plane;
’Twas there my night was turned to day,
’Twas there I found the heav’nly way.

3 Oh, the cross! the precious cross!
’Twas there I counted well the cost,
’Twas there my soul was sanctified,
’Tis there I ever will abide;
’Tis there we find the purest gold,
And joys that never can be told.

4 Oh, the cross! the precious cross!
To me this world is naught but dross,
Far richer treasures now I own,
While up the shining way I run;
When in that heav’nly land I’ll see
The One who bore the cross for me.

Text Information
First Line: Oh, the cross! the precious cross!
Title: The Cross
Author: Lucy M. Lewis (1911)
Meter: 7.8.8.8.8.8
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Cross); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (171); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (506)
Tune Information
Name: [Oh, the cross! the precious cross!]
Composer: Andrew L. Byers (1911)
Meter: 7.8.8.8.8.8
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Cross); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (171); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (506)



Media
MIDI file: The_Cross.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Cross)




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