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Close, close to thy cross, O Christ

Close, close to thy cross, O Christ

Author: Josephus Anderson
Tune: [Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ!
My guilty soul would fly;
Thy flowing blood can wash me white
From sins of crimson dye!

Refrain:
Close to Thy cross, close to Thy cross,
Jesus, my Lord, I cling;
Shelter me there, shelter me there,
’Neath Thy protecting wing.

2 Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ!
My burdened soul would go;
There’s sweet relief in Thy warm love
For every grief I know! [Refrain]

3 Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ!
My tempted soul would stand;
No foe can harm, no work o’ertask,
While under Thy kind hand! [Refrain]

4 Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ!
My weary soul would rest;
No wrath, no fear, no shadows there
Disturb my quiet breast! [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #5

Author: Josephus Anderson

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Text Information

First Line: Close, close to thy cross, O Christ
Author: Josephus Anderson
Refrain First Line: Close to thy cross

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #908
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)



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