Protestant Hymns of the Passion

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 through 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 refuge, my never failing tower;
In every fear and conflict, I more than conque'r am;
Living, I'm safe, or dying, through 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 power,
Where sin can never enter, and death is known no more.

index of all hymns at this site/introduction

words: Frederick Whitfield (1829-1904)
melody: Whitfield, score (.pdf) or
Angel's Story by Arthur Henry Mann (1850-1929), 1884, score (.pdf)

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