151. Beneath the Cross of Jesus

1 Beneath the cross of Jesus
I fain would take my stand--
The shadow of a mighty Rock
Within a weary land;
A home within the wilderness,
A rest upon the way,
From the burning of the noontide heat,
And the burden of the day.

2 Upon that cross of Jesus
Mine eyes at times can see
The very dying form of One
Who suffered there for me;
And from my smitten heart with tears
Two wonders I confess--
The wonders of redeeming love
And my unworthiness.

3 I take, O cross, thy shadow
For my abiding place;
I ask no other sunshine than
The sunshine of His face;
Content to let the world go by,
To know no gain nor loss,
My sinful self my only shame,
My glory all the cross.


Text Information
First Line: Beneath the cross of Jesus
Title: Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Author: Elizabeth C. Clephane (1872)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 7 6 8 6 8 6 8 6
Scripture: Isaiah 32:2; John 19:25; Galatians 6:14
Topic: Christ: Cross of; Christ: Death
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick C. Maker (1881)
Meter: 7 6 8 6 8 6 8 6
Key: D♭ Major

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