153. Cross of Jesus, Cross of Sorrow

1 Cross of Jesus, cross of sorrow,
Where the blood of Christ was shed,
Perfect man on thee did suffer,
Perfect God on thee has bled!

2 Here the King of all the ages,
Throned in light ere worlds could be,
Robed in mortal flesh is dying,
Crucified by sin for me.

3 O mysterious condescending!
O abandonment sublime!
Very God Himself is bearing
All the sufferings of time!

4 Evermore for human failure
By His passion we can plead;
God has borne all mortal anguish,
Surely He will know our need.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Cross of Jesus, cross of sorrow
Title: Cross of Jesus, Cross of Sorrow
Author: William J. Sparrow-Simpson (1887)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 8 7 8 7
Scripture: Philippians 2:6-8; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 John 2:2
Topic: Christ: Cross of; Christ: Death; Christ: Passion2 more...
Tune Information
Name: CROSS OF JESUS
Composer: John Stainer (1887)
Meter: 8 7 8 7
Key: F Major or modal



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