397. In the cross of Christ I glory

1 In the cross of Christ I glory,
towering o’er the wrecks of time;
all the light of sacred story
gathers round its head sublime.

2 When the woes of life o’ertake me,
hopes deceive and fears annoy,
never shall the cross forsake me;
lo! it glows with peace and joy.

3 When the sun of bliss is beaming
light and love upon my way,
from the cross the radiance streaming
adds new lustre to the day.

4 Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
by the cross are sanctified;
peace is there that knows no measure,
joys that through all time abide.

5 In the cross of Christ I glory,
towering o’er the wrecks of time;
all the light of sacred story
gathers round its head sublime.

Text Information
First Line: In the cross of Christ I glory
Author: John Bowring (1792-1872)
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Passion and Death; Jesus: cross
Tune Information
Name: STUTTGART
Meter: 87 87
Key: F Major
Source: Adapted from a melody in Christian Friedrich Witt's Psalmodia Sacra, Gotha, 1715; Harm.: compilers of Church Hymnary, 1898



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