Lord, as to thy dear cross we fleeAuthor: John Hampden Gurney (1838)
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1 Lord, as to Thy dear cross we flee,
And plead to be forgiven,
So let Thy life our pattern be,
And form our souls for heaven.
2 Help us, through good report and ill,
Our daily cross to bear;
Like Thee, to do our Father's will;
Our brethren's grief to share.
3 Let grace our selfishness expel,
Our earthliness refine;
And kindness in our bosoms dwell,
As free and true as Thine.
4 If joy shall at Thy bidding fly,
And grief's dark day come on,
We, in our turn, would meekly cry,
"Father, Thy will be done."
5 Kept peaceful in the midst of strife,
Forgiving and forgiven
O may we lead the pilgrim's life,
And follow Thee to heaven.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871
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Lord, as to Thy dear Cross we flee. J. H. Gurney. [Resignation, or The Daily Cross.] First published in his Lutterworth Collection of Hymns, 1838, No. 127, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in the Mary-le-bone Psalms & Hymns, 1851, No. 112. It is given in numerous collections in Great Britain and America, and sometimes as, "As to Thy Cross, dear Lord, we flee." Another altered form is "Lord, as we put our trust in Thee," in Common Praise, 1879.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #6681||Green Hill (Peace)||Lord, as to Thy dear cross we flee||GREEN HILL (Peace)||John Hampden Gurney||22.214.171.124|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3574||Lord, as to Thy Dear Cross We Flee||Lord, as to Thy dear cross we flee||ST. ANNE||John H. Gurney||CM||<cite>The Lutterworth Collection</cite>, 1838|