Scripture Verse

If I be lifted up from the earth, [I] will draw all men unto Me. John 12:32

Introduction

Words: Gen­e­vieve M. Ir­ons, in the Sun­day Ma­ga­zine, 1880.

Music: Dun­stan Jo­seph Barn­by, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Joseph Barnby
(1838–1896)

Lyrics

Drawn to the cross, which Thou has blest
With healing gifts for souls distressed,
To find in Thee my life, my rest,
Christ Crucified, I come.

Thou knowest all my griefs and fears,
Thy grace abused, my misspent years;
Yet now to Thee with contrite tears,
Christ Crucified, I come.

Wash me and take away each stain;
Let nothing of my sin remain.
For cleansing, tho’ it be thro’ pain,
Christ Crucified, I come.

And then for work to do for Thee,
Which shall so sweet a service be
That angels well might envy me,
Christ Crucified, I come.