Scripture Verse

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


W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)

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).

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George F. Müller (1805–1898)


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.