84. In the Cross of Christ I Glory

1 In the cross of Christ I glory,
Towering 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 (1825)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Scripture: Galatians 6:14
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: RATHBUN
Composer: Ithamar Conkey (1849)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Key: B♭ Major



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