May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.@Galatians 6:14

J. Wellington Frizzelle, in The Methodist Sunday School Hymnal (New York: Methodist Book Concern, 1911), number 88.

Messiah Louis J. Hérold, 1830; arranged by George Kingsley, 1838 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Louis J. F. Hérold (1791-1833)

Cross of Jesus, cross of Love,
Emblem of my King above;
Cross where Jesus shed His blood,
Where His love and mercy flowed.

Refrain

Blessèd cross, oh, let me rest
’Neath thy shadow, and be blest,
Blessèd cross, oh, let me rest
’Neath thy shadow, and be blest.

Cross of Jesus, cross of Peace,
Where my soul finds sweet release;
Where He died to set me free,
Suffered pain and agony.

Refrain

Cross of Jesus, cross of Hope,
Cross on which my Savior spoke
Words of comfort in the hour
When He conquered Satan’s power.

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