By the cross of Christ, our Savior

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1 By the cross of Christ, our Savior,
We thro' faith are justified
From all guilt and condemnation,
While we trust the crucified.

God forbid that we should glory
Save in Jesus' cross alone;
For His blood still tells the story
How for sin He did atone.

2 By the cross we're lifted nearer
To the heart of Him who died;
Daily grows our vision clearer
To behold the crucified. [Chorus]

3 By the cross of Christ, our longings
For a crown is satisfied;
Thoughts of joy beyond are thronging
As we stand the cross beside. [Chorus]

4 By the cross a fount of healing
Flowed from out His wounded side;
Sinners, there in mercy kneeling,
Seek ye now the crucified. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #98

Author: Peter P. Bilhorn

Pseudonyms: Irene Durfee; P. H. Rob­lin (a an­a­gram of his name). Bilhorn was born on Ju­ly 22, 1865 in Men­do­ta, Il­l­inois. His fam­i­ly name was orig­in­al­ly Pul­horn; it was changed by a judge in Ot­ta­wa, Il­linois, named Abra­ham Lin­coln. Peter and his bro­ther formed the Eu­re­ka Wa­gon and Carriage Works in Chi­ca­go, Il­linois. Lat­er, Pe­ter be­came in­volved in Gos­pel mu­sic and wrote some 2,000 Go­spel songs in his life­time. He al­so invent­ed a folding pump or­gan used at re­viv­als in the late 19th Cen­tu­ry, and found­ed the Bil­horn Fold­ing Or­gan Com­pa­ny in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. His evangelistic work took him into all the states of the Union, Great Britain, a… Go to person page >

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First Line: By the cross of Christ, our Savior
Author: Peter P. Bilhorn
Refrain First Line: God forbid that we should glory



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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #22

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Crowning Glory No. 1 #98

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d42

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