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]
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 >