Blessed Cross

There is pardon full and free, at the cross

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [There is pardon full and free]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is pardon full and free,
At the cross,
There’s redemption there for me,
At the cross,
In its shadow I’m abiding,
In its refuge I am hiding,
In it safely I’m confiding,
Blessed cross.

At the cross!
Blessed cross!
Hallow’d cross!
Sacred cross!
Shining more and more with glory,
Of the Savior’s wondrous story,
Lighting up the way before me,
Blessed cross.

2 There is grace anew each day,
At the cross,
Strength for all my pilgrim way,
At the cross,
Ever onward it is leading,
Giving all the strength I’m needing,
Answers to my ev’ry pleading,
Blessed cross. [Chorus]

3 There is conquest there anew,
At the cross,
And the Master’s promise true,
At the cross,
Hear the countless voices singing,
Hear the songs of praises ringing,
Ev’ry day new vict’ry bringing,
Blessed cross. [Chorus]

Source: Great Tabernacle Hymns #116

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is pardon full and free, at the cross
Title: Blessed Cross
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: At the cross, blessed cross



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