Coming to the Savior's Cross

Coming to the Savior's cross

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Tune: [Coming to the Savior's cross]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. Coming to the Savior’s cross,
Hallowed cross, saving cross;
Poor and needy, sin-sick, blind,
Bring thy burdens; thou shalt find
Here a true and tender Friend,
At the saving cross.

Hear the invitation—Come!
Why in sin yet longer roam?
Hasten, sinner, hither come,
While yet there’s room.

2. Coming to the Savior’s blood,
Crimson blood, saving blood;
Precious fount that flows for thee
From the cross of Calvary;
Have a cleansing full and free,
In the saving blood. [Refrain]

3. Coming to the Savior’s love,
Wondrous love, saving love;
Arms are open to receive
All thy sins He will forgive
If thou only canst believe
In that saving love. [Refrain]

4. Coming to the Savior’s home,
Blessèd home, eternal home;
Friends and loved ones there we’ll see,
Crowns and palms of victory;
Safe through all eternity,
In that blessèd home. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1030

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Coming to the Savior's cross
Title: Coming to the Savior's Cross
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hear the invitation, come!
Copyright: Public Domain



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