214. 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 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!

Text Information
First Line: Cross of Jesus, cross of sorrow
Title: Cross of Jesus, Cross of Sorrow
Author: William J. Sparrow-Simpson (1887)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.
Scripture: Galatians 6:14; John 19:17-21
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CROSS OF JESUS
Composer: John Stainer (1887)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.
Key: F Major



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