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135. 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 noontide heat
and the burden of the day.

2 Upon the cross of Jesus
my eyes 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 wonder of his glorious love,
and my unworthiness.

3 I take, O cross, your 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 Clephane (1868, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 7 6 8 6 8 6 8 6
Topic: The Christian Year: Holy Week; Christian Year: Holy Week; Comfort/Consolation (25 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick Charles Maker (1881)
Meter: 7 6 8 6 8 6 8 6
Key: D Major

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