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

Representative Text

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.

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 >

Text Information

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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