At The Cross I'll Abide

O Jesus, Savior, I long to rest

Author: I. Baltzell
Tune: [O Jesus, Savior, I long to rest]
Published in 33 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 O Jesus, Saviour, I long to rest
Near the cross where Thou hast died;
For there is hope for the aching breast,
At the cross I will abide.

At the cross I'll abide,
At the cross I'll abide;
At the cross I'll abide,
There His blood is applied;
At the cross I am sanctified.

2 My dying Jesus, my Saviour God,
Who hast borne my guilt and sin,
Now wash me, cleanse me with Thine own blood,
Ever keep me pure and clean. [Refrain]

3 O Jesus, Saviour, now make me Thine,
Never let me stray from Thee;
Oh, wash me, cleanse me, for I am Thine,
And Thy love is full and free. [Refrain]

4 The cleansing pow'r of Thy blood apply,
All my guilt and sin remove;
Oh, help me, while at Thy cross I lie,
Fill my soul with perfect love. [Refrain]

Source: The Crowning Day : For use in Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #87

Author: I. Baltzell

Baltzell, Isaiah. (near Frederick, Maryland, November 26, 1832--January 16, 1893, Frederick). He was educated in the common schools, and at New Windsor Academy, Carroll County, Maryland. In 1859 he married Cecilia Caroline James at Mountain Jackson, Virginia. Originally a Lutheran, he joined the United Brethren Church in 1847, was licensed to preach by the Virginia Conference in 1854, and ordained in 1856. In 1862 he joined the Pennsylvania Conference. He was presiding elder from 1875 to 1880, and from 1883 to 1889. He was a delegate to three General Conferences, and was a trustee of Otterbein University. In 1873 he was appointed by the General Conference a member of the committee to superintend the publication of Hymns for the Sanctuary. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Jesus, Savior, I long to rest
Title: At The Cross I'll Abide
Author: I. Baltzell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: At the cross I'll abide
Copyright: Public Domain



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