228. I Saw the Cross of Jesus

1 I saw the cross of Jesus
When burdened with my sin;
I sought the cross of Jesus
To give me peace within;
I brought my soul to Jesus,
He cleansed it in His blood;
And in the cross of Jesus
I found my peace with God.

2 I love the cross of Jesus,
It tells me what I am--
A vile and guilty creature,
Saved only through the Lamb;
No righteousness nor merit,
No beauty can I plead;
Yet in the cross I glory,
My title there I read.

3 I trust the cross of Jesus,
In every trying hour,
My sure and certain refuge,
My never-failing tow'r,
In every fear and conflict
I more than conquerer am;
Living I'm safe, or dying,
Thro' Christ, the risen Lamb.

4 Safe in the cross of Jesus!
There let my weary heart
Still rest in peace unshaken
Till with Him, ne'er to part;
And then in strains of glory
I'll sing His wondrous pow'r,
Where sin can never enter,
And death is known no more.

Text Information
First Line: I saw the cross of Jesus
Title: I Saw the Cross of Jesus
Author: Frederick Whitfield (1861)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:18; Galatians 6:14; Colossians 1:20
Topic: Christ: Cross of; Witness, Hymns of
Tune Information
Name: WHITFIELD
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D.
Key: D Major
Source: Source Unknown



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