Never further than Thy Cross

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Never further than Thy Cross,
Never higher than Thy feet,
Here earth’s precious things seem dross,
Here earth’s bitter things grow sweet.
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Gazing thus our sin we see,
Learn Thy love while gazing thus;
Sin which laid the Cross on Thee;
Love which bore the Cross for us.
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Here we learn to serve and give,
And rejoicing, self deny;
Here we gather love to live;
Here we gather faith to die.
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Symbols of our liberty
And our service here unite;
Captives, by Thy Cross set free;
Soldiers of Thy Cross, we fight.
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Pressing onwards as we can,
Still to this our hearts must tend;
Where our earliest hopes began,
There our last aspirings end.
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Till amid the hosts of light
We in Thee redeemed, complete,
Through Thy Cross made pure and white,
Cast our crowns before Thy feet.
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Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Elizabeth Rundle Charles was the daughter of a member of Parliament, and her husband was a lawyer. She became a renowned writer, scholar, musician and artist in her own right. For a time she was one of the most famous women in Britain. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton