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89. The Cross

1 The cross! the cross! the blood-stained cross!
The hallowed cross I see!
Reminding me of precious blood
That once was shed for me.

Oh, the blood! the precious blood!
That Jesus shed for me:
Upon the cross, in crimson flood,
Just now by faith I see.

2 The cross! the cross! that heavy cross,
My Saviour bore for me;
It bowed him to the earth with grief
On sad Mount Calvary.

3 The death! the death! the awful death,
That Jesus died for me!
I heard his groans, his prayer, "Forgive,"
His bleeding side I see.

4 The love! the love! the matchless love
That bled upon the tree!
It melts my heart, it wins my love,
It brings me, Lord, to thee.

Text Information
First Line: The cross! the cross! the blood-stained cross!
Title: The Cross
Publication Date: 1884
Refrain First Line: Oh, the blood! the precious blood!
Notes: Tune in "Goodly Pearls," p. 97.
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