Resting at the cross

To the cross of Christ, my Savior

Author: William J. Kirkpatrick
Tune: [To the cross of Christ, my Savior]
Published in 26 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 To the cross of Christ, my Saviour,
I had brought my weary soul,
Burden’d, faint, and broken-hearted,
Praying, “Jesus, make me whole.”

Refrain:
Glory, glory be to Jesus,
I am counting all but dross,
I have found a full salvation,
I am resting at the cross;
I’m resting at the cross,
I’m resting at the cross,
I’m resting at the cross.

2 At the cross, while meekly bowing,
Jesus, smiling, bade me live;
“I have died for your transgressions,
And I freely all forgive.” [Refrain]

3 At the cross, while prostrate lying,
Jesus’ blood flow’d o’er my soul;
All my guilt and sin were covered,
And he whisper’d, “Child, be whole.” [Refrain]

4 At the cross I’m calmly resting,
Ev’ry moment now is sweet;
I am tasting of his glory,
I am resting at his feet. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #115

Author: William J. Kirkpatrick

William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To the cross of Christ, my Savior
Title: Resting at the cross
Author: William J. Kirkpatrick
Refrain First Line: Glory, glory be to Jesus

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 26 of 26)

Gems of Praise (Choice Collection of Sacred Melodies) #d152

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Gospel Praise Book. #108

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Gospel Praise Book #108

Gospel Tent Hymns #d185

Heavenly Recruit Praise Hymns #d98

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Hymn-Songs #139

Praise Hymns and Full Salvation Songs #d72

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Songs of Joy and Gladness #61

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #115

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Songs of Perfect Love #45

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Songs of Redeeming Love #14

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Songs of Salvation as Used by Crossley and Hunter in Evangelistic Meetings #133

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Songs of the New Life with Songs of Redeeming Love Combined #R14

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Songs of Triumph [with Supplement] #a144

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Songs of Triumph #144

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Spiritual Songs for Gospel Meetings and the Sunday School #107e

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The Best of All #250

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The Devotional Chimes #6

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The Emory Hymnal #14

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The Message in Song #50

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The Revival Wave #95

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The Royal Fountain No.3 #40[14]

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #23

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Winnowed Hymns #28

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Zion's Delight #17

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