Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: John H. Stock­ton (1813–1877) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this song was writ­ten, or where to get a good pho­to of Stock­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


The Cross! the Cross! that blood-stained Cross!
The hallowed Cross I see!
Reminding me of precious blood
That once was shed for me.


Oh, the blood! the precious blood!
That Jesus shed for me,
Upon the Cross in crimson flood,
Just now by faith I see.

That Cross! that Cross! that heavy Cross,
My Savior bore for me,
Which bowed Him to the earth with grief,
On sad Mount Calvary.


The crown! the crown! the glorious crown!
The crown of victory!
The crown of life! It shall be mine
When I shall Jesus see.


My tears, unbidden, seem to flow,
For love, unbounded love,
Which guides me thro’ this world of woe
And points to joys above.