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.

United States

This song is beautiful! The words should lead us to the word of God to read in Roman's chapters 3, 4, and 5 that deal with what this song is so wonderfully expressing. "Righteousness by faith" or Justification! Great is God's love, mercy, and long-suffering towards us that while we were yet sinners Jesus the Christ died for us!


So inspiring

Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

Elisha Albright Hoffman was born May 7, 1839, in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania to a minister named Francis Hoffman. At a young age, Elisha accepted Christ as his Savior. He attended the Philadelphia public schools, studied science, and then studied the classics at Union Seminary at the Evangelical Association. When he was 24, the Civil War had been raging for two years, and he enlisted as a Private in the Union Army on July 9, 1863 with Company A, 47th Infantry Regiment, Pennsylvania. He was discharged just over a month later on August 14, 1863, a couple years before the war ended.

About 1866, Elisha married Susan M Orwig, he was about 26 and she was about 22. He worked for the Evangelical Association Publishing House in Cleveland, Ohio, for 11 years. He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in 1873, at the age of 34. Two years later in 1876, his wife, Susan died, leaving him with three young boys. He was never formally trained in music, but he wrote over 2, 000 hymns, providing both the words and the tune for the most of them. He assisted in compiling and editing 50 song books!

Some of these hymns he wrote are as follows:

“Are You Washed in the Blood, ” words

“Christ for Sin Atonement Made, ” words & music

“Down at the Cross, ” words

“Glory to His Name, ” words

“Have Thine Own Way Lord. ” words

“I Must Tell Jesus, ” words & music

“ Is Your All on the Altar? ,” words & music

“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, ” words.

“What a Wonderful Savior, ” words & music

(Pastor Clinton Macomber)

Alma Gould

Amarillo, TX, United States

We originally belonged to God. We were His possession, but we were lost because of sin, contaminated with sin and with many other negative things that were contrary to His justice, His holiness and His glory. However, God never gave up on us, but paid a great price to get us back. Christ died on the cross to effect our eternal redemption. His blood obtained eternal redemption for us! Praise Him. We are grateful to You Lord Jesus and including us in Your plan and giving us meaning to our human life.


Wilson, North Carolina, United States

I just found this site, and I love it. I've recently joined the choir, and this helps me so much getting in tune with things.

Tuna Garba Gubring

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Just stumble over this song, this year. I have never stop shedding tears, whenever I sing this song. Even now that I am writing this, there is tear in my eyes. When I see wonderful work of Christ in the Cross & when I saw my background, the only Christian in a family of seven, there is no way to withhold my tears of joy.


Phoenix, AZ, United States

I grew up singing this song at church. I am thankful for all the good memories of childhood which help to keep me on course.


It was nice


Kampala, Uganda

This song is so wonderful

Salem Antonio

Luanda, Angola

Oh Praise the Lord! No man could save me, only Jesus Christ. Leaving Hos glory and comming down to take sin upon Him so I could be holy. Glory to His precious name ameeeeeen!

God bless you, for uploading. Only someone that was a sinner and now saved, knows how this song sinks down the soul.


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