Drawn to the Cross

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1 Drawn to the cross, which you have blessed
with healing gifts for souls distressed,
to find in you my life, my rest,
Christ crucified, I come.

2 How well you know my griefs and fears,
your grace abused, my misspent years;
so now to you with contrite tears,
Christ crucified, I come.

3 Wash me and take away each stain;
let nothing of my sin remain.
For cleansing through your cross and pain,
Christ crucified, I come.

4 To pledge my labor willingly,
which shall so sweet a service be
that angels well might envy me,
Christ crucified, I come.

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #808

Author: Genevieve Mary Irons

Irons, Genevieve Mary, daughter of Dr. W. J. Irons, and granddaughter of J. Irons, was born at Brompton, Dec. 28, 1855. A few of her earliest pieces were contributed to the Sunday Magazine, 1876, and later. Her Manual for Holy Communion is entitled Corpus Christi, 1884. Her hymn, "Drawn to the Cross which Thou hast blessed" (Consecration of Self to Christ) was written in 1880, and printed the same year in the Sunday Magazine. It was afterwards included in her Corpus Christi, 1884. Alluding to this hymn (which was included in the Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1881) Miss Irons has written "I always feel that hymn is part of me ... It contains expressions and allusions which to my mind are only capable of a Catholic meaning: but I am interested… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Drawn to the cross, which thou hast blest
Title: Drawn to the Cross
Author: Genevieve Mary Irons
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Christ crucified, I come
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Drawn to the Cross which Thou hast Blessed . [Good Friday.] A tender anonymous hymn in the Congregational Church Hymnal, 1887, No. 268. (See p. 1574, i.)

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Christian Worship #387

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Christian Worship #808

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Lutheran Worship #356

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