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.
|First Line:||The cross! the cross! the blood-stained cross!|
|Refrain First Line:||Oh, the blood! the precious blood!|
|Notes:||Tune in "Goodly Pearls," p. 97.|