Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

Music: Mes­si­ah Lou­is J. Hér­old, 1830. Ar­ranged by George Kings­ley, 1838 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Friz­zelle (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Louis J. F. Hérold
(1791–1833)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain