Down at the cross

Down at the cross where my Savior died,
Down where for cleansing from sin I cried,
There to my sin was the blood applied;
    Glory to His name!
  Glory to His name,
  Glory to His name;
There to my sin was the blood applied;
    Glory to His name!
I am so wondrously saved from sin,
Jesus so sweetly abides within;
There at the cross where He took me in;
    Glory to His name.
Oh, precious fountain that saves from sin,
I am so glad I have entered in;
There Jesus saves me and keeps me clean;
    Glory to His name.
Come to this fountain so rich and sweet;
Cast thy poor soul at the Savior's feet;
Plunge in today, and be made complete;
    Glory to His name.

Mufulira, Copperbelt, Zambia

Sung this annointed Hymn today during Holy Communion. It is such a wonderful and inspiring hymn. The blood of Our Lord Jesus is truly sufficient for our salvation. Glory be to God!

Angelina Hahn

Whitehouse, Texas, United States

Hello! I love this song so much that I memorized it and I just wanted to tell you that I got saved with this song about 3yrs. ago. I also got baptized 2yrs. ago! AMEN! May God be with you guys eternally!

Barbara M Smith

Rose Hill, North Carolina, United States

Praise God he saved me from my sins. Hallelujah!


Mombasa, Coast, Kenya

This week the Lord told me to sing this song over and over for the healing of long time illness. He told me to superimpose;

Savior with Healer,

Cleansing with healing,

Sin with diseases,

Saved with healed,

Saves with Heals,

Clean with whole.

It's so wonderful both in English and Swahili. I am healed and delivered both from physical and witchcraft diseases.


Lynden, WA, United States

Woke several times in the night with this hymn's refrain playing in my mind. Thankful to find all the verses here, as they explain the Good News in summary. He has made us clean and complete. Glory to His name.

Juma Mafumbo snr

Nairobi, Kenya

I have loved this hymn since my childhood. I am now old but when it is sung, it renews my attachment to Christ who suffered for me.


Loxley, Alabama, United States

Woke up with this song in my soul, I love our Lord Jesus Christ for His mercy on this wretched dead sinner that I was and now I'm alive in Christ forever more!

Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

"Oh, how the Pocanos and hills and valleys of Pennsylvania sing. In these mountains, and surrounded with such beauty, some of our best hymn writers were born. My love of sacred song has taken me to the birthplaces and villages of some of these. P. P. Bliss was born at Rome, PA. Ira Sankey was born at Edinburgh, in Western PA. Eliza Hewitt was born at Philadelphia. The Reverend Elisha Hoffman, author of this and many other hymns was born at Orwigsburg, PA.

Elisha Hoffman was the son of a minister of the Gospel, so it was not surprising that he, too, felt the call to that field of service after his own conversion. He attended Seminary at New Berlin, in his own state, and obtained his degree in 1866. That same year he married a beautiful young lady, who had nearly attained her 22nd birthday. Both of them loved poetry, and both of them loved to write. I do not find any of the writings of Mary Hoffman; however in the year 1876 Elisha wrote this hymn, which he called "Glory to His Name". That same year they published a booklet called "Happy Songs for the Sunday School." It contained songs that both of them had written, including this one. This hymn became a favorite in evangelical circles and is sung around the world today wherever Christians love to give glory to their Savior.

That same year that this hymn was given to the many who had entered into Christ, Mrs Hoffman passed away. She was only 32. It was scarcely 10 years since their wedding day.

Rev. Hoffman joined the Evangelical United Brethren and took a pastorate in Lebanon, PA. Here he labored many years." - Hymn Stories by Wilbur Konkel

Shiren Clarke

Sumter, SC, United States

I just lost my mom 1 year ago on april fools day no joke I was not able to be there and my whole family members turnd there backs on me. I have no mom nor dad it's still hard at times you may email me.


Dallas, Texas, United States

My Dad just passed away and I have been trying to find the right songs for his services. He was very active in church his whole life and Down at the Cross is one of those old hymns he and we used to sing all the time at church. Listening and reading the lyrics has brought a flood of emotions for me and what my Dad was about. Thank you for allowing God to use you for me this morning.