255. Beneath the Cross of Jesus

1 Beneath the cross of Jesus
I gladly take my stand--
the shadow of a mighty Rock
within a weary land,
a home within the wilderness,
a rest upon the way,
from the burning of the noontide heat,
and the burden of the day.

2 Upon that cross of Jesus
mine eye at times can see
the very dying form of One
who suffered there for me;
and from my smitten heart with tears
two wonders I confess--
the wonders of redeeming love
and my unworthiness.

3 I take, O cross, your shadow
for my abiding place;
I ask no other sunshine than
the sunshine of his face,
content to let the world go by,
to know no gain nor loss,
my sinful self my only shame,
my glory all the cross.

Text Information
First Line: Beneath the cross of Jesus
Title: Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Author: Elizabeth C. Clephane, 1830-1869
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: 7.6.8.6.8.6.8.6.
Scripture: Galatians 2:20; Isaiah 32:2; 1 Corinthians 10:4; Luke 23:49; Philippians 3:10; Mark 15:29-41; Galatians 6:14; Matthew 27:54-56
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ST. CHRISTOPHER
Composer: Frederick C. Maker, 1844-1927
Meter: 7.6.8.6.8.6.8.6.
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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