Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Joseph Barnby (1838–1896)


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.