The Beacon of the Cross

Sometimes the mists of doubt and sin

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [Sometimes the mists of doubt and sin] (Excell)
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Sometimes the mists of doubt and sin
Will gather round the way we tread,
Until such darkness shuts us in;
We cannot see the path ahead.

O sinner, look to Calv'ry's hill,
The cross of Christ is standing still-
Will stand forever more, to show
Earth's wand'ring children where to go.

2 When groping blindly thro' the dark,
"Lord, we have lost the way," we cry;
Then lo! the heav'nward path to mark,
His cross stands out against the sky. [Chorus]

3 O beacon, burn forevermore
Above sin's dang'rous reef and shoal,-
Flash earth-ward from the heav'nly shore-
The landmark of the Christian soul. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #143

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sometimes the mists of doubt and sin
Title: The Beacon of the Cross
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O sinner, look to Calvary's hill
Copyright: Public Domain



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