I Am Coming to the Cross

I am coming to the cross; I am poor, and weak, and blind

Author: W. McDonald (1870)
Tune: [I am coming to the cross] (Fischer)
Published in 834 hymnals

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1 I am coming to the cross;
I am poor and weak and blind;
I am counting all but dross;
I shall full salvation find.

I am trusting, Lord, in Thee,
Blest Lamb of Calvary;
Humbly at Thy cross I bow;
Save me, Jesus, save me now.

2 Long my heart has sighed for Thee;
Long as evil reigned within;
Jesus sweetly speaks to me--
"I will cleanse you from all sin." (Refrain)

3 Here I give my all to Thee,
Friends and time, and earthly store;
Soul and body Thine to be,
Wholly Thine forevermore. (Refrain)

4 In the promises I trust;
Now I feel the blood applied;
I am prostrate in the dust;
I with Christ am crucified. (Refrain)

5 Jesus comes! He fills my soul!
Perfected in Him I am;
I am every whit made whole:
Glory, glory to the Lamb! (Refrain)

Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #216

Author: W. 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: I am coming to the cross; I am poor, and weak, and blind
Title: I Am Coming to the Cross
Author: W. McDonald (1870)
Source: "Tribute of Praise."
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I am trusting, Lord, in Thee
Notes: Swahili translation: See "Naendea msalaba"
Copyright: Public Domain



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Worship and Service Hymnal #216

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