Beneath the cross of Jesus

1
Beneath the cross of Jesus
  I fain would take my stand,
The shadow of a mighty Rock
  Within a weary land;
A home within the wilderness,
  A rest upon the way,
From the burning of the noontide heat,
  And the burden of the day.
2
Oh, safe and happy shelter!
  Oh, refuge tried and sweet!
Oh, trysting place where heaven's love
  And heaven's justice meet.
As to the holy patriarch
  That wondrous dream was given,
So is my Savior by the cross
  A ladder up to heaven.
3
There lies beneath its shadow,
  But on the farther side,
The darkness of an awful grave
  That gapes both deep and wide;
And there between us stands the cross,
  Two arms outstretched to save,
Like a watchman set to guard the way
  From that eternal grave.
4
Upon that cross of Jesus
  Mine eye at times can see
The very dying form of One,
  Who suffered there for me;
And from my smitten heart, with tears,
  Two wonders I confess,
The wonders of His glorious love,
  And my own worthlessness.
5
I take, O cross, thy shadow
  For my abiding place;
I ask no other sunshine than
  The sunshine of His face;
Content to let the world go by,
  To know no gain nor loss,
My sinful self my only shame,
  My glory all the cross.
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Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

I especially enjoy in v4:

And from my smitten heart, with tears,

Two wonders I confess,

The wonders of His glorious love,

And my own worthlessness.

This is such a great summary of what I feel when I read the account of the Lord's suffering for me.


Helen Thornton

Jackson, MS, United States

Am 85 taking care of 92 year old husband of 61 years. Cannot go to church as once did. Can hear sermons on tv, but miss the music. When humming or singing it brings back the Scripture.

Thank You!


Chris

Boston, MA, United States

It is so comforting to know that we have Christ as a mighty Rock to stabilize us and cover us with its shadow when life becomes a weary land.


nyambati06@yahoo.com

Nairobi, Kenya

Wonderful! Wonderful! Indeed!!!