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The cross my boast

What have I on earth to boast of

Author: Vivian A. Dake
Tune: [What have I on earth to boast of]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What on earth have I to boast of?
Why are gifts so glorious mine?
God and heav’n am I the heir of;
Why dos Thou, Lord, claim me Thine?

Refrain:
Jesus hung on Calv’ry’s mountain,
Cried and groaned, and bled for me,
And from out the cleansing fountain
Poured the stream that sets me free.

2 Jesus died, the God life bringing;
Jesus wept, my tears to stay;
Jesus groaned to give me singing;
Bore the night to give me day. [Refrain]

3 He was poor to give me treasure;
He was slave to make me king;
He was hated without measure,
Heaven’s love to me to bring. [Refrain]

4 Have I joy, ‘twas sorrow bought it;
Have I pow’r, or grace, or love,
Have I wealth, ‘twas Jesus brought it
Down to me from heav’n above. [Refrain]

5 Hark! I hear ‘mid every pleasure,
Sounds of Calvary’s mournful night,
And behold by every treasure,
Calvary’s cross appears in sight. [Refrain]

6 Where then, where is room for boasting,
In the sight of Calvary’s cross;
In the blood alone I’m trusting,
Counting earthly things but loss. [Refrain]


Source: Light and Life Songs No. 2 #144

Author: Vivian A. Dake

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 9, 1854, Or­e­gon, Ogle Coun­ty, Il­li­nois. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 5, 1892, on a ship near Sier­ra Le­one. Buried: At sea. Dake was the found­er of the Pent­a­cost Bands (not Pen­te­cost­al) that evan­gel­ized Il­li­nois, Io­wa, Kan­sas and Oh­io. He was on a miss­ion­a­ry trip at the time of his death. --www.hymntime.com/tch… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What have I on earth to boast of
Title: The cross my boast
Author: Vivian A. Dake
Refrain First Line: Jesus hung on Calvary's mountain
Copyright: Public Domain

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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #144

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Light and Life Songs No. 4 #95

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The Joy Bells of Canaan or Burning Bush Songs No. 2 #96

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