Clinging to the Cross

There is no cross now standing on Calvary’s hill

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [There is no cross now standing on Calv'ry's hill]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 There is no cross now standing on Calv’ry’s hill,
No Saviour hanging there to die for me;
But I by faith can see it and ever will,
Until God’s angel comes to set me free.

Refrain:
I’m clinging, clinging to the cross of Calvary,
All my life I’ll love it and put naught else above it,
And when death comes ‘twill find me clinging to the cross.

2 The cross has been my shelter in ev’ry storm,
With many a wreck my path way has been strewn;
Whene’er the winds of sorrow would strive to harm,
The path that led to refuge I have known. [Refrain]

3 I’ll sing its saving power while life shall last,
I’ll cling to it until my latest breath;
And whene’er life’s last threshold my feet have passed,
Its keeping grace shall comfort me in death. [Refrain]

4 There is no cross in heaven, nor any need
For sacrifice to be in heav’n above;
But He who died upon it shall intercede
For me, although unworthy of His love. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #186

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is no cross now standing on Calvary’s hill
Title: Clinging to the Cross
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm clinging, clinging to the cross

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