1 Lord, as to Thy dear cross we flee,
And plead to be forgiven,
So let Thy life our pattern be,
And form our souls for heaven.
2 Help us, through good report and ill,
Our daily cross to bear;
Like Thee, to do our Father's will;
Our brethren's grief to share.
3 Let grace our selfishness expel,
Our earthliness refine;
And kindness in our bosoms dwell,
As free and true as Thine.
4 If joy shall at Thy bidding fly,
And grief's dark day come on,
We, in our turn, would meekly cry,
"Father, Thy will be done."
5 Kept peaceful in the midst of strife,
Forgiving and forgiven
O may we lead the pilgrim's life,
And follow Thee to heaven.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871
|First Line:||Lord, as to thy dear cross we flee|
|Author:||John Hampden Gurney (1838)|
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #6681||Green Hill (Peace)||Lord, as to Thy dear cross we flee||GREEN HILL (Peace)||John Hampden Gurney||184.108.40.206|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3574||Lord, as to Thy Dear Cross We Flee||Lord, as to Thy dear cross we flee||ST. ANNE||John H. Gurney||CM||<cite>The Lutterworth Collection</cite>, 1838|