In the Cross of Christ I Glory   12 comments

The Ruins of Old Coventry Cathedral, England

(The Nazis destroyed the cathedral during a blitz in World War II.)

Images Source = Wikipedia

Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1965), of The Methodist Church

Words by Sir John Bowring (1792-1872), a hymn writer, a Member of Parliament, and a talented linguist

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1.  In the cross of Christ I glory,

Towering o’er the wrecks of time;

All the light of sacred story

Gathers round its head sublime.

2.  When the woes of life o’er take me,

Hopes deceive, and fears annoy,

Never shall the cross forsake me:

Lo! it glows with peace and joy.

3.  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.

4.  Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,

By the cross are sanctified;

Peace is there, that knows no measure,

Joys that through all time abide.

5.  In the cross of Christ I glory,

Towering o’er the wrecks of time;

All the light of sacred story

Gathers round its head sublime.

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Below:  The Interior of Old Coventry Cathedral in 1880

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