In the Shadow of the Cross

Representative Text

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

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a place above all others
Title: In the Shadow of the Cross
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In the shadow of the cross
Copyright: Public Domain



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