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Cross of Jesus, Cross of Sorrow

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1 Cross of Jesus, cross of sorrow,
Where the blood of Christ was shed,
Perfect Man on thee did suffer,
Perfect God on thee has bled!

2 Here the King of all the ages,
Throned in light ere worlds could be,
Robed in mortal flesh is dying,
Crucified by sin for me.

3 O mysterious condescending!
O abandonment sublime!
Very God Himself is bearing
All the sufferings of time!

4 Cross of Jesus, cross of sorrow,
Where the blood of Christ was shed,
Perfect Man on thee did suffer,
Perfect God on thee has bled!

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #257

Author: W. J. Sparrow-Simpson

Simpson, William John Sparrow, M.A., was educated at Trin. College, Camb., B.A. 1882, M.A. 1886. Ordained in 1882, he held various appointments until 1904, when he became Chaplain to St. Mary's Hospital, Great Ilford. He has published several works, including a Memoir of Dr. W. S. Simpson, 1899. He contributed "All for Jesus—all for Jesus" (All for Jesus), and "Jesus, the Crucified, prays for me" (Passiontide), to C. W. A. Brooke's Additional Hymns, 1901). These hymns originally appeared in Sir J. Stainer's cantata The Crucifixion, 1887, the book of words of which was compiled by Mr. Simpson. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #1094
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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #257

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #136

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Hymnal 1982 #160

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Hymnal Supplement 98 #823

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Lutheran Service Book #428

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #215

Rejoice Hymns #307

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The Celebration Hymnal #335

The Christian Life Hymnal #168

The Covenant Hymnal #239

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The Cyber Hymnal #1094

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The Worshiping Church #214

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Worship Supplement 2000 #721

Include 38 pre-1979 instances
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