The Way of the Cross

To the blest retreat of the mercy seat

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [To the blest retreat of the mercy seat]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 To the blest retreat of the mercy seat,
I’m coming by the way of the cross;
To behold the grace of the Father’s face,
I’m coming by the way of the cross.

Chorus:
I am coming today by the blood-sprinkled way,
Coming by the way of the cross;
Blessed Savior in thee, there’s salvation for me,
I’m coming by the way of the cross.

2 Out of sin’s dark night to the fadeless light,
I’m coming by the way of the cross;
From the fruitless strife to the better life,
I’m coming by the way of the cross. [Chorus]

3 To the peaceful rest on the Saviour’s breast,
I’m coming by the way of the cross;
To the shelt’ring wings of the King of kings,
I’m coming by the way of the cross. [Chorus]

4 Let the Father’s will work within me still,
I’m coming by the way of the cross;
And the proffered cup, let me take it up,
I’m coming by the way of the cross. [Chorus]


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #105

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: To the blest retreat of the mercy seat
Title: The Way of the Cross
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: I am coming today by the blood

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Songs for Work and Worship #105

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