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286. I Saw the Cross of Jesus

1. I saw the cross of Jesus,
When burdened with my sin;
I sought the cross of Jesus,
To give me peace within;
I brought my soul to Jesus,
He cleansed it in His blood;
And in the cross of Jesus
I found my peace with God.

2. I love the cross of Jesus,
It tells me what I am--
A vile and guilty creature,
Saved only thro' the Lamb;
No righteousness nor merit,
No beauty can I plead;
Yet in the cross I glory,
My title there I read.

3. I trust the cross of Jesus,
In ev'ry trying hour,
My sure and certain refuege,
My never-failing tow’r;
In ev'ry fear and conflict,
I more than conquerer am;
Living, I'm safe, or dying,
Thro' Christ, the risen Lamb.

4. Safe in the cross of Jesus!
There let my weary heart
Still rest in peace unshaken,
Till with Him, ne'er to part;
And then in strains of glory
I'll sing His wondrous pow'r,
Where sin can never enter,
And death is known no more.

Text Information
First Line: I saw the cross of Jesus
Title: I Saw the Cross of Jesus
Author: Frederick Whitfield
Language: English
Publication Date: 1991
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous
Key: E♭ Major

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