Only in the Cross

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1 On the cross the Savior's blood
Flowed for our salvation,
Streaming forth, a healing tide,
Unto every nation.

"God forbid! God forbid
I should ever glory
Saving in the cross of Christ,"
Cross of sacred story.

2 On the cross the Savior paid
All that I was owing,
Thanks for such a priceless gift
In my heart are glowing.

3 On the cross the Savior spoke
Many sins forgiven,
Then the pardoned sinner bore
With him into heaven.

4 Precious Savior, blessed cross!
Always keep before me;
All along the path of life,
Throw thy shadow o'er me.

Source: Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #104

Author: Tracy Clinton

O'Kane, Tullius Clinton, an American writer, born March 10, 1830, is the author of "O sing of Jesus, Lamb of God" (Redemption); and "Who, who are these beside the chilly wave?" (Triumph in Death), in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878 and 1881. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On the cross the Savior's blood
Title: Only in the Cross
Author: Tracy Clinton
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God forbid! God forbid!
Copyright: Public Domain



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