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Beneath the Cross of Jesus

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1 Beneath the cross of Jesus
I long to 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 that 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 wonders of redeeming 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.

Source: Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #162

Author: Elizabeth C. Clephane

Clephane, Elizabeth Cecilia, third daughter of Andrew Clephane, Sheriff of Fife, was born at Edinburgh, June 18, 1830, and died at Bridgend House, near Melrose, Feb. 19, 1869. Her hymns appeared, almost all for the first time, in the Family Treasury, under the general title of Breathings on the Border. In publishing the first of these in the Treasury, the late Rev. W. Arnot, of Edinburgh, then editor, thus introduced them:— "These lines express the experiences, the hopes, and the longings of a young Christian lately released. Written on the very edge of this life, with the better land fully, in the view of faith, they seem to us footsteps printed on the sands of Time, where these sands touch the ocean of Eternity. These footprints of one… Go to person page >

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First Line: Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand
Title: Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Author: Elizabeth C. Clephane (1868)
Language: English
Liturgical Use: Gospel Acclamation Songs
Article: Old Testament Images of the Cross in "Beneath the Cross of Jesus" by Esther Rothenbusch (from The Hymn)



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