God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.@Galatians 6:14

L. B. Car­pen­ter, in The Gar­ner, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1878), num­ber 32.

Tus­ca­ny Har­ry San­ders, in Tri­umph­ant Songs No. 1, ed­it­ed by Ed­win O. Ex­cell & Sam P. Jones (To­ron­to, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da: Will­iam Briggs, 1887), num­ber 31 (🔊 pdf nwc).

To the cross I long was clinging,
As a refuge from despair,
Found relief from guilt of sinning,
While I lingered, clinging there;
Still life’s waves and storms assailed me,
Doubts and fears my mind distressed,
And with all the cross availed me,
Clinging gave no perfect rest.

Refrain

I was clinging, now I’m resting,
Sweetly resting at the cross;
I was clinging, now I’m resting,
Sweetly resting at the cross.

To the cross I cling no longer,
Doubts and fears no longer feel;
Faith, and hope, and love are stronger,
Jesus’ blood doth fully heal.
Now my song is not, I’m clinging;
That to me would now be loss,
When mind, heart and soul are singing,
I am resting at the cross.

Refrain

My salvation is completed,
Christ, my hope, my life, my light;
Sin, and death, and hell defeated,
Can not now my soul affright.
Heaven seems in blessèd nearness,
And earth’s treasures are as dross,
While, ’mid light of cloudless clearness,
I am resting at the cross.

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