Tune: RATHBURN

Composer: Ithamar Conkey, 1849

Author: John Bowring, 1825

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Verse 1:
1 In the cross of Christ I glory,
tow'ring o'er the wrecks of time;
all the light of sacred story
gathers round its head sublime.

Verse 2:
In the cross of Christ I glory,
there for all was grace made free,
none deserving, yet receiving
life through death at Calvary.

Verse 3:
When the woes of life o'ertake me,
hopes deceive, and fears annoy,
never shall the cross forsake me.
Lo! it glows with peace and joy.

Verse 4:
When the sun of bliss is beaming
light and love upon my way,
from the cross the radiance streaming
adds more luster to the day.

Verse 5:
Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
by the cross are sanctified;
peace is there that knows no measure,
joys that through all time abide.