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Are You Coming to the Cross?

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1 To God I was a stranger,
And far in ruin gone;
Friends pointed me to Jesus,
God's well beloved Son,
I had no price to bring him,
I could but weep and pray,
But when in him I trusted,
He took my sins away.

Are you coming to the cross,
coming to the cross,
Coming to the cross to be saved,
Are you coming to the cross,
coming to the cross,
Coming to the cross to be saved.

2 My heart was sad, unhappy;
My sky was clouded o'er;
And while from Christ I wandered,
I sinned more and more;
But now the sun shines brightly,
My night is turned to day,
For Christ, the blessed Savior,
Has washed my sins away. [Chorus]

3 Oh wonderful redemption!
Oh peace and love divine!
God's free and full salvation
Forever now is mine!
Down at the cross I knelt me,
In penitence to pray,
And, in the Savior trusting,
My burden rolled away. [Chorus]

Author: E. A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To God I was a stranger
Title: Are You Coming to the Cross?
Author: E. A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Are you coming to the cross
Publication Date: 1883
Copyright: Public domain.


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