Before Thy Cross we take our place

Before Thy Cross we take our place

Translator: John Brownlie
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Before Thy Cross we take our place,
With all our load of guilt,
And plead forgiveness of Thy grace,
Because Thy blood was spilt.

For Thou, to free us from our foes,
Didst bear that cruel Cross,
And by its agony and woes
Bring gain for all our loss.

Therefore we raise with one accord
Our songs right thankfully;
For joy and peace, O Christ our Lord,
We owe in full to Thee.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Before Thy Cross we take our place
Translator: John Brownlie
Source: Troparion of The Sixth Hour
Language: English