183. In the Cross of Christ I Glory

1 In the cross of Christ I glory,
towering o'er the wrecks of time;
all the light of sacred story
gathers round its head sublime.

2 When the woes of life o'ertake me,
hopes deceive, and fears annoy,
never shall the cross forsake me:
lo! it glows with peace and joy.

3 When the sun of bliss is beaming
light and love upon my way,
from the cross the radiance streaming
adds more luster to the day.

4 Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
by the cross are sanctified;
peace is there that knows no measure,
joys that through all time abide.

Text Information
First Line: In the cross of Christ I glory
Title: In the Cross of Christ I Glory
Author: John Bowring (1825)
Publication Date: 2010
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Scripture: Galatians 6:14
Topic: God the Son: Lent; Jesus Christ-Cross
Tune Information
Name: RATHBUN
Composer: Ithamar Conkey (1849, alt.)
Arranger: Michael Evers
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Arr. © 2010 Celebrating Grace, Inc.



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