Scripture Verse

Peace through the blood of His cross. Colossians 1:20


W. Howard Doane

Words: At­trib­ut­ed Va­ri­ous­ly to George F. Müll­er, in Bright­est and Best, by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1875), num­ber 30, & to Fred­er­ick Whit­field.

Music: Cross of Je­sus (Doane) W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

George F. Müller


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 sins to Jesus,
He cleansed me by 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 thro’ the Lamb;
No righteousness or merit,
No beauty can I plead;
Yet in the cross of Jesus
My title there I read.

I clasp the cross of Jesus
In every trying hour,
My sure and certain refuge,
My never failing tower;
In every fear and conflict,
I more than conqu’ror am;
Living, I’m safe—or dying—
Thro’ Christ the risen Lamb.