Scripture Verse

In the shadow of Thy wings will I make my refuge. Psalm 57:1

Introduction

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Josephus Anderson
(1830–1913)

Words: Jo­se­phus An­derson, 1897.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Anderson, would you ?

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William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ!
My guilty soul would fly;
Thy flowing blood can wash me white
From sins of crimson dye!

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Close to Thy cross, close to Thy cross,
Jesus, my Lord, I cling;
Shelter me there, shelter me there,
’Neath Thy protecting wing.

Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ!
My burdened soul would go;
There’s sweet relief in Thy warm love
For every grief I know!

Refrain

Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ!
My tempted soul would stand;
No foe can harm, no work o’ertask,
While under Thy kind hand!

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Close, close to Thy cross, O Christ!
My weary soul would rest;
No wrath, no fear, no shadows there
Disturb my quiet breast!

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