1 In the cross of Christ I glory,
Tow'ring 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 thro' all time abide.
|First Line:||In the cross of Christ I glory|
|Title:||In the Cross of Christ I Glory|
|Author:||John Bowring (1825)|
|Meter:||8 7 8 7|
|Topic:||Christ: Cross of; Christ: Death|