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The cross of my Savior

My heart overflowing with rapture

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [My heart overflowing with rapture would sing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 My heart overflowing with rapture would sing
Of Him, my Redeemer, Preserver, and King;
Whose name ever precious with joy I repeat,
While only a learner I sit at His feet.

In this my rejoicing and glory shall be,
The cross where my Saviour once suffered for me.

2 My heart overflowing His love would recall,
The chief among thousands and dearest of all;
How tender His mercies, how gentle His care,
How many the blessings that daily I share. [Refrain]

3 My heart overflowing draws near to His throne,
Who makes all my sorrows and trials His own;
He guards me from danger, protects me from ill,
He pities my weakness and comforts me still. [Refrain]

4 O cross of my Saviour, ‘tis there I will cling,
My heart overflowing its story shall sing;
Till faith bears me upward beyond the dark sea,
Where beautiful mansions are waiting for me. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #128

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My heart overflowing with rapture
Title: The cross of my Savior
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: In this my rejoicing