1 Christ and his cross is all our theme:
The myst'ries that we speak
Are scandal in the Jew's esteem,
And folly to the Greek.
2 But souls enlighten'd from above
With joy receive the word;
They see what wisdom, pow'r, and love,
Shine in their dying Lord.
3 The vital savour of his name
Restores their fainting breath;
But unbelief perverts the same
To guilt, despair, and death.
4 Till God diffuse his graces down,
Like show'rs of heav'nly rain,
In vain Apollos sows the ground,
And Paul may plant in vain.
|First Line:||Christ and his cross is all our theme|
|Scripture:||1 Corinthians 1:23-24; 2 Corinthians 2:16; 1 Corinthians 3:6-7|