Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand

Author: Elizabeth C. Clephane (1868)
Tune: ST. CHRISTOPHER
Gospel Acclamation Songs
Published in 417 hymnals

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1 Beneath the cross of Jesus
I fain would 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 the cross of Jesus
mine eye at times can see
the very dying form of One
who suffered there for me;
and from my stricken heart with tears
two wonders I confess:
the wonders of redeeming love
and my unworthiness.

3 I take, O cross, thy 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 or loss,
my sinful self my only shame,
my glory all the cross.

Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #216

Author: Elizabeth C. Clephane

Clephane, Elizabeth Cecilia, third daughter of Andrew Clephane, Sheriff of Fife, was born at Edinburgh, June 18, 1830, and died at Bridgend House, near Melrose, Feb. 19, 1869. Her hymns appeared, almost all for the first time, in the Family Treasury, under the general title of Breathings on the Border. In publishing the first of these in the Treasury, the late Rev. W. Arnot, of Edinburgh, then editor, thus introduced them:— "These lines express the experiences, the hopes, and the longings of a young Christian lately released. Written on the very edge of this life, with the better land fully, in the view of faith, they seem to us footsteps printed on the sands of Time, where these sands touch the ocean of Eternity. These footprints of one… Go to person page >

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #291
The Cyber Hymnal #664
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The United Methodist Hymnal #297
Worship and Rejoice #255

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African American Heritage Hymnal #247Image
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #291TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #238TextImageFlexscore
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #184Image
Celebration Hymnal #320Image
Chalice Hymnal #197Text
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #561
Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #66
Complete Mission Praise #55
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #330Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #338Image
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #216TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #498TextImage
Hymns of Faith #154TextImage
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #59
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #167ImageFlexscore
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #92TextImage
Rejoice in the Lord #310Text
Rejoice in the Lord #311Text
Revival Hymns and Choruses #560
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #303
Sing Joyfully #239TextImage
The Christian Life Hymnal #170
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #224
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #183
The New Century Hymnal #190Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #297TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
The Worshiping Church #216TextImageFlexscore
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #251TextImageFlexscore
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #135Text
Worship and Rejoice #255TextImageAudioScore



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