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There's a place above all others

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1. There's a place above all others,
Where my spirit loves to be!
'Tis within the Sacred shadow
Of the cross of Calvary!

In the shadow of the cross,
In the shadow of the cross,
There my spirit loves to be,
In the shadow of the cross.

2. On the cross my Saviour suffered,
That He might atone for me!
And I love the blessed shadow
Of the cross of Calvary! [Chorus]

3. When my heart is full of trouble,
Then I love on bended knee
To approach Him in the shadow
Of the cross of Calvary! [Chorus]

4. Blessed Saviour, Thou wilt hear me,
When I make my earnest plea,
If I kneel within the shadow
Of the cross of Calvary! [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #172

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a place above all others
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: In the shadow of the cross



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Bible School Songs #d148

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Favorite Gospel Songs #95

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Gates Ajar #67

Pentecostal Hymns No. 2, a Winnowed Collection for Evangelistic Services #d180

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Songs of the Pentecost for the Forward Gospel Movement #3

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Sparkling and Bright #90

Spiritual Songs No. 2 #d120

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The Gospel Awakening #172

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The Gospel Song Sheaf #143

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Unfading Treasures #119

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Words of Life #23

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