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In the light, Lord, of thy cross

In the light, Lord, of thy cross

Author: Johann Peter Lange
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 In the light, Lord, of Thy cross
May I this world ever see;
While with Thee, I walk in faith,
True and fearless may I be.

2 Whence my Saviour crowned with thorns,
Went rejected scornfully,
In the world that hates Thy name,
I at home will never be!

3 Let the dread severity
Of Thy cross, Lord, stir my heart;
That with Thee I die and live,
Never more from Thee depart.

4 Then will I return with Thee
Once more to the world below;
Not to seek its happiness,
But Thine own peace to bestow.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #152

Author: Johann Peter Lange

Lange, Johann Peter, D.D., son of Peter Lang or Lange, farmer and carrier on the estate of Bies, near Sonnborn, Elberfeld, was born at the Bies, April 10, 1802. In 1822 he entered the University of Bonn as a student of theology; and in the beginning of 1826 he became assistant to Pastor Emil Krummacher of Langenberg. In June 1826 he was appointed second pastor at Wald near Solingen; in 1828 second pastor of the Reformed church at Langenberg, and in 1832 second pastor at Duisburg. He was then appointed professor of Church History and Dogmatics at Zurich, as successor to D. F. Strauss, and entered on his duties at Easter, 1841; receiving shortly thereafter D.D. from Bonn. After Easter, 1854, he was professor of Systematic Theology at Bonn (al… Go to person page >

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First Line: In the light, Lord, of thy cross
Author: Johann Peter Lange


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