Christ's life our code, his cross our creed

Christ's life our code, his cross our creed

Author: Benjamin Copeland
Tune: COPELAND (Harrington)
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 Christ's life our code, His cross our creed,
Our common, glad confession be;
Our deepest wants, our highest aims,
Find their fulfilment, Lord, in Thee.

2 Dear Son of God! Thy blessed will
Our hearts would own, with saints above;
All life is larger for Thy law,
All service sweeter for Thy love.

3 Thy life our code! in letters clear
We read our duty day by day,
Thy footsteps tracing eagerly,
Who art the Truth, the Life, the Way.

4 Thy cross our creed! Thy boundless love
A ransomed world at last shall laud,
And crown Thee their eternal King,
O Lord of Glory! Lamb of God!

5 Till then, to Thee our souls aspire
In ardent prayer and earnest deed,
With love like Thine, confessing,
Christ's life our code! His cross our creed!

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #78

Author: Benjamin Copeland

Born: June 14, 1855, Clar­en­don, New York. Died: De­cem­ber 1, 1940, Buf­fa­lo, New York. A Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal min­is­ter, Cope­land served 22 churche­s in west­ern New York state over the course of 42 years. He found­ed five church­es, four of which were in Buf­fa­lo. In 1892, he be­came se­cre­ta­ry of the Meth­od­ist Un­ion, and in 1918, Syr­a­cuse Un­i­ver­si­ty gave him an hon­or­a­ry STD de­gree. He re­tired in Buf­fa­lo in 1919.  Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ's life our code, his cross our creed
Author: Benjamin Copeland
Copyright: Public Domain


COPELAND (Harrington)


MACHS MIT MIR was first published in the collection of music Das ander Theil des andern newen Operis Geistlicher Deutscher Lieder (1605) by Bartholomäus Gesius (b. Münchenberg, near Frankfurt, Germany, c. 1555; d. Frankfurt, 1613). A prolific composer, Gesius wrote almost exclusively for the churc…

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