S20. Christ and his cross is all our theme

1 Christ and his cross is all our theme:
The myst'ries that we speak
Are scandal in the Jew's esteem,
And folly to the Greek.

2 But souls enlighten'd from above
With joy receive the word;
They see what wisdom, pow'r, and love,
Shine in their dying Lord.

3 The vital savour of his name
Restores their fainting breath;
But unbelief perverts the same
To guilt, despair, and death.

4 Till God diffuse his graces down,
Like show'rs of heav'nly rain,
In vain Apollos sows the ground,
And Paul may plant in vain.

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First Line: Christ and his cross is all our theme
Publication Date: 1816
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:23-24; 2 Corinthians 2:16; 1 Corinthians 3:6-7
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