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I Am Coming to the Cross

I am coming to the cross; I am poor, and weak, and blind

Author: W. McDonald (1870)
Tune: [I am coming to the cross] (Fischer)
Published in 705 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. I am coming to the cross;
I am poor, and weak, and blind;
I am counting all but dross;
I shall full salvation find.

Refrain:
I am trusting, Lord, in thee,
Thou dear Lamb of Calvary;
Humbly at thy cross I bow;
Save me, Jesus, save me now.

2. Long my heart has sighed for thee;
Long as evil reigned within;
Jesus sweetly speaks to me,
I will cleanse you from all sin. [Refrain]

3. Here I give my all to thee,--
Friends, and time, and earthly store;
Soul and body thine to be--
Wholly thine--forever more. [Refrain]

4. In the promises I trust;
Now I feel the blood applied;
I am prostrate in the dust;
I with Christ am crucified. [Refrain]

5. Jesus comes! he fills my soul!
Perfected in love I am;
I am every whit made whole;
Glory, glory to the Lamb. [Refrain]

Grove Songs #2, 1873

Author: W. McDonald

McDonald, Rev. William. (Belmont, Maine, March 1, 1820--September 11, 1901, Monrovia, California). Becoming a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1839 he was admitted to the Maine Conference in 1843, being transferred to that of Wisconsin in 1855 and of New England in 1859. For a number of years he was editor of the Advocate of Christian Holiness. In addition to being a writer of biographies and religious books, he compiled, or assisted in compiling, a number of song books of the gospel song type, among them being the Western Minstrel (1840), Wesleyan Minstrel (1853), Beulah Songs (1870), Tribute of Praise (1874). This last book was that which had been compiled by McDonald and L.F. Snow, and re-edited by Eben Tourjée, appea… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am coming to the cross; I am poor, and weak, and blind
Title: I Am Coming to the Cross
Author: W. McDonald (1870)
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Source: (From "Tribute of Praise.")
Refrain First Line: I am trusting, Lord, in thee
Notes: Rev.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #307
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #8
The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #304
The Cyber Hymnal #2924TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #260TextAudio
Include 700 pre-1979 instances



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