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Under the Cross

If you are weary of sin, there is rest

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [If you are weary of sin, there is rest]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If you are weary of sin, there is rest,
Under the cross, under the cross;
There the poor wand’rer is happy and blest,
Under the cross of Calvary.

Refrain:
Under the cross where my Savior died,
Close I will stay by His wounded side,
Forevermore there to abide,
Under the cross of Calvary.

2 If you would taste of His soul-cleansing grace,
Under the cross, under the cross,
There you must kneel and look up in His face,
Under the cross of Calvary. [Refrain]

3 If you need comfort and faith to go on,
Under the cross, under the cross,
There the great battle of life can be won,
Under the cross of Calvary. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Worship Hymns #70

Author: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from ackleygenealogy.com by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If you are weary of sin, there is rest
Title: Under the Cross
Author: A. H. Ackley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Under the cross where my Savior died
Publication Date: 1928
Copyright: Public Domain

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Praise and Worship Hymns #70

Rodeheaver's Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #161

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