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 myster'ous 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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Alleluia #63

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Alleluia #63

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #257

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #122

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #122

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #d104

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Church Hymns and Tunes #174

Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d100

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Common Praise #200

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #136

Everybody's Hymn Book for Church and Home #d60

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Gloria #73

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #128

Hymnal of the Church of God #111

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Hymnal Supplement 98 #823

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Hymns for the Living Church #153

Hymns of Faith and Life #161

Hymns of the Centuries #d45

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Lutheran Service Book #428

Mennonite Hymn Book #d70

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #215

Rejoice Hymns #307

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Revival Hymns and Choruses #550

School Carols #d53

Sunday School Hymnal #d78

The A. M. E. Zion Hymnal #115

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The Celebration Hymnal #335

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The Century Hymnal #144

The Christian Life Hymnal #168

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The Church Hymnary #268

The Church School Hymnal for Youth #d50

The Churches of God Hymnal. #d98

The Covenant Hymnal #239

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The Cyber Hymnal #1094

The Hymnal #d80

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The Hymnal #155

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The Hymnal 1982 #160

The Hymnal #d85

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Mission Covenant Church of America #d88

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The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #113

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The Hymnbook #196

The Mennonite Hymnal #166

The Methodist Hymnal, Official Hymnal of the Methodist Church #d108

The New Baptist Praise Book #d84

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The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #191

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d113

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d72

The Treasury of Easter Music and music for Passiontide #8

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The Worshiping Church #214

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Worship Supplement 2000 #721

Youth's Favorite Songs #d23

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