427. In the Cross of Christ I Glory

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 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, 1792-1872
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87
Scripture: Galatians 6:14; Galatians 2:20
Topic: Holy Cross Day
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: RATHBUN
Composer: Ithamar Conkey, 1815-67
Meter: 87 87
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Service Book and Hymnal, 1958 (Setting)



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