Songs of the Cross

Striving at the narrow gate

Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth
Tune: [Striving at the narrow gate]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Striving at the narrow gate,
Toiling with a heavy weight,
All in vain,
All in vain;
Leaving at the cross my sin,
Singing as I enter in,
Sweet refrain,
Sweet refrain.

Songs of the cross, of the cross, I love to hear,
All of their strains are sweet and clear;
I’m joyous and gladsome, my heart is light and free;
Songs of the cross, of the cross, come sing to me.

2 Fleeing from the heavy cross,
Seeing Jesus suffer loss,
Sore dismayed,
Sore dismayed;
Taking up my cross for God,
Singing with my lightened load,
Fears allayed,
Fears allayed. [Chorus]

3 Coming to the river’s bring,
Fearful ‘mid the waves I sink,
Save Thou me,
Save Thou me;
Clinging to the cross I rise,
Shouting to the upper skies,
Safe with Thee,
Safe with Thee. [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #60b

Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Striving at the narrow gate
Title: Songs of the Cross
Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth
Refrain First Line: Songs of the cross
Copyright: Public Domain



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