Precious blood

The cross, the cross, the bloodstained cross

Author: John H. Stockton; Author: William McDonald
Tune: [The Cross! the Cross! that blood-stained Cross]
Published in 89 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The cross! that blood-stain’d cross!
The hallowed cross I see!
Reminding me of precious blood
That once was shed for me.

O the blood! the precious blood!
That Jesus shed for me,
Upon the cross in crimson flood,
Just now by faith I see.

2 A thousand fountains spring
Up from the throne of God;
But none to me such blessings bring
As Jesus' precious blood. [Refrain]

3 That blood my ransom paid,
While I in bondage stood;
On Jesus all my sins were laid,
He saved me with His blood. [Refrain]

4 This theme will best employ
My harp before my God,
And make all heav’n resound with joy,
For Jesus’ cleansing blood. [Refrain]

Source: The Tabernacle Hymns #143

Author: John H. Stockton

Stockton, John Hart, a Methodist minister, was born in 1813, and died in 1877. He was a member of the New Jersey Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the successive pastoral charges that he filled as a member of that Conference are found in the Conference Journal. He was not only a preacher, but a musician and composer of tunes, as well as hymn writer. He published two gospel song books: Salvation Melodies, 1874, and Precious Songs, 1875. Hymn Writers of the Church by Charles Nutter, 1911… Go to person page >

Author: William McDonald

McDonald, Rev. William. (Belmont, Maine, March 1, 1820--September 11, 1901, Monrovia, California). Becoming a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1839 he was admitted to the Maine Conference in 1843, being transferred to that of Wisconsin in 1855 and of New England in 1859. For a number of years he was editor of the Advocate of Christian Holiness. In addition to being a writer of biographies and religious books, he compiled, or assisted in compiling, a number of song books of the gospel song type, among them being the Western Minstrel (1840), Wesleyan Minstrel (1853), Beulah Songs (1870), Tribute of Praise (1874). This last book was that which had been compiled by McDonald and L.F. Snow, and re-edited by Eben Tourjée, appea… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The cross, the cross, the bloodstained cross
Title: Precious blood
Author: John H. Stockton
Author: William McDonald
Refrain First Line: O the blood, the precious blood



The Cyber Hymnal #2118
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)