Beneath the Cross of Jesus   11 comments

Trinity Episcopal Church, Statesboro, Georgia, where I was a member 2001-2003, when I attended Georgia Southern University

Image Source = Parish Website

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1895), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words (published in 1872) by Elizabeth C. Clephane (1830-1869)


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.  Upon the cross of Jesus

Mine eyes at times can see

The very dying form of One

Who suffered there for me:

And from my stricken heart with tears

Two wonders I confess–

The wonders of redeeming love

And my unworthiness.

3.  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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