Lord’s Day Hymn – “I saw the cross of Jesus”

“I Saw the Cross of Jesus”
By Frederick Whitfield, 1829

I saw the cross of Jesus,
When burdened with my sin;
I sought the cross of Jesus,
To give me peace within;
I brought my soul to Jesus,
He cleansed it in His blood;
And in the cross of Jesus
I found my peace with God.

I love the cross of Jesus,
It tells me what I am–
A vile and guilty creature,
Saved only through the Lamb;
No righteousness nor merit,
No beauty can I plead;
Yet in the cross I glory,
My title there I read.

I trust the cross of Jesus,
In every trying hour,
My sure and certain refuge,
My never-failing power
In ev’ry fear and conflict,
I more than conqueror am;
Living, I’m safe, or dying,
Through Christ, the risen Lamb.

Safe in the cross of Jesus!
There let my weary heart
Still rest in peace unshaken,
Till with Him, never to part;
And then in strains of glory
I’ll sing His wondrous power,
Where sin can never enter,
And death is known no more.


Filed under Christian Theology, Jesus Christ, Lord's Day Hymn, Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, Puritanical, Quotable Quotes, The Gospel

2 responses to “Lord’s Day Hymn – “I saw the cross of Jesus”

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