The Story of the Cross

In His own raiment clad

Author: Edward Monro (1864)
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 In His own raiment clad,
With His blood dyed;
Women walk sorrowing
By His side.

2 [Heavy that cross to Him,
Weary the weight;
One who will help Him waits
At the gate.

3 See! they are travelling
On the same road;
Simon is sharing with
Him the load.]

4 Oh, whither wandering
Bear they that tree?
He that first carries it
Who is He?


5 Follow to Calvary;
Tread where He trod,
He Who forever was
Son of God.

6 [You who would love Him stand
Gaze at His face:
Tarry awhile on your
Earthly race.

7 As the swift moments fly
Through the blest week,
Read the great story the
Cross will teach.]

8 Is there no beauty to
You who pass by,
In that lone figure which
Marks that sky?


9 On the cross lifted
Thy face we scan,
Bearing that cross for us,
Son of Man.

10 Thorns form Thy diadem,
Rough wood Thy throne;
For us Thy blood is shed,
Us alone.

11 No pillow under Thee
To rest Thy head;
Only the splintered cross
Is Thy bed.

12 [Nails pierced Thy hands and feet,
Thy side the spear;
No voice is nigh to say
Help is near.

13 Shadows of midnight fall,
Though it is day:
Thy friends and kinfolk stand
Far away.

14 Loud is Thy bitter cry;
Sunk on Thy breast
Hangeth Thy bleeding head
Without rest.

15 Loud scoffs the dying thief,
Who mocks at Thee:
Can it, my Saviour, be
All for me?

16 Gazing, afar from Thee,
Silent and lone,
Stand those few weepers Thou
Callest Thine own.

17 I see Thy title, Lord,
Inscribed above;
"Jesus of Nazareth,"
King of Love.]

18 What, O my Saviour,
Here didst Thou see,
Which made Thee suffer and
Die for me?


19 [Child of My grief and pain,
Watched by My love;
I came to call thee to
Realms above.

20 I saw thee wandering
Far off from Me:
In love I seek for thee;
Do not flee.

21 For thee My blood I shed,
For thee alone;
I came to purchase thee,
For Mine own.

22 Weep thou not for My grief,
Child of My love;
Strive to be with Me in
Heaven above.]


23 Oh, I will follow Thee,
Star of my soul,
Through the deep shades of life
To the goal.

24 Yea, let Thy cross be borne
Each day be me;
Mind not how heavy, if
But with Thee.

25 Lord, if Thou only wilt,
Make us Thine own,
Give no companion, save
Thee alone.

26 Grant through each day of life
To stand by Thee;
With Thee, when morning breaks
Ever to be.


The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Edward Monro

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First Line: In His own raiment clad
Title: The Story of the Cross
Author: Edward Monro (1864)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


In His own raiment clad. E. Monro. [Story of the Cross.] This Story of the Cross, by Monro, with music by A. Redhead, was published by Masters & Co., of London, and is still on sale (1891) in sheet form.

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


In His own raiment clad, p. 1573, ii. E. Monro published A Supplement to Hymns used in the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Leeds (Leeds: E. W. Sharp, 1864). It contains "The Story of the Cross," as No. 80, in 26 stanzas of 4 lines, and other unsigned pieces by Monro. The Litany in The English Hymnal 1906, "See Him in raiment rent," is Monro's Litany recast by Mrs. Dearmer, in 24 stanzas.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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